MOH to send team to Namanga Border

MOH to send team to Namanga Border

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

12 May, 2020

The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rashid Aman announced 15 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample of 978 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of positive cases in Kenya to 715. 14 of the cases are Kenyans while 1 is a Rwandese National with the youngest being 1 year 8 months while the oldest being 62 years.

“Two other individuals who also tested positive at Isebania border are from Tanzania and they have been referred back to Tanzania,” he said.

Out of the confirmed cases , 7 are from Mombasa, 1 each from Nairobi, Machakos and Kiambu, 3 from Migori and 2 from Wajir. This brings the total number of infections 715.

In Mombasa, 5 are fro Mvita, and 1 each from Jomvu and Kisauni.In Nairobi the case is from Githurai 44, Machakos the case is from Kathiani, in Wajir the cases are from Gulet dere in Wajir South and Griftu-Hagar in Wajir West. In Migori, the 3 cases are from Kuria East in Tebesi and Nyamaranya. 10 of all these cases are males while 5 are females.

He also announced that 8 more people have been discharged from hospital and this now brings the number of recoveries to 259. However, 3 more people lost their lives in Mombasa with 2 of them passing on at home while 1 in hospital. We now have a total of 36 deaths.

The CAS also disclosed that the ministry has dispached a high level delegation team , led by the acting Director General, Dr. Patrick Amoth to Kajiado and Namanga border to evaluate and come up with measures needed to tackle the cross border transmission which has been observed at the Kenya-Tanzania border