Government warns on misleading information as 22 more cases are reported

Government warns on misleading information as 22 more cases are reported

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Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

24 May, 2020

The Ministry of Health today announced that 22 people have tested positive for Corona virus from a total of 1,108 samples tested. This now brings the number of infections to 1,214.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman disclosed that from these numbers, 17 are male and 5  female  aged between 24 years for the youngest and 73 years for the oldest.

Nairobi recorded 10 of these cases, Mombasa 9 and Kwale, Nakuru and Taita Taveta each having 1 case.

In Nairobi, the cases are spread in Mathare 2, Kibera 2 and Makadara, Embakasi West, Eastleigh, Ruaraka, Langata, and Westlands each recording 1 case.

Mombasa’s cases are from Mvita with 5, Changamwe Jomvu, Likoni and Nyali each having 1 case while Kwale the case is from Lungalunga. Nakuru’s case is from Nakuru West while and Taita Taveta  has one case from Taveta quarantine facility.

The CAS also stated that 3 more patients were discharged from hospital raising the total recoveries in the country to 383.

The number of deaths now stand at 51 as 1 more person has died in Mathare.

The Ministry of Health has noticed that individuals are providing wrong details during testing and are unable to be traced as some of them have tested positive for the disease. He warned the people to be responsible and provide accurate details during testing.