More truck drivers test positive at border entry points

More truck drivers test positive at border entry points

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

18 May, 2020

The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health, Dr. Rashid Aman today confirmed that 25 people have tested positive for Corona virus from a total of 1,139 samples tested within the last 24 hours. This now brings the number of infections up to 912.

From today’s cases, 23 are male and 2 female aged between 22 years and 50 years old for the oldest. Kenyans make up 23 of the cases while 2 are Somali nationals.

The cases, the CAS announced originated from Kajiado with 6, Mombasa 5, 3 each from Nairobi, Kiambu and Kwale, 2 each from Taita Taveta and Garissa with Meru recording 1 case. TAita Taveta, Meru and Garissa are the latest county to be hit by the pandemic bringign total affected counties to 23.

The distribution of the cases within the counties is; In kajiado all 6 are truck drivers at Namanga. In Mombasa, 4 are in likoni with 1 in Nyali. Nairobi has 1 case each in Githurai 44, Kawangware and Starehe. In Kiambu, 2 are in Kiambu Town and 1 in Githurai 45. In Kwale, all are truck drivers at Lunga Lunga border point with Taita Taveta’s cases also being truck drivers tested at Voi. Garissa’s cases were caught in Daadab refugee camp, 1 at Ifo and the other at Dagahaley with the Meru case being from Buuri.

More recoveries have been recorded as 22 people have been discharged from hospital bringing number of recoveries to 336.

He also announced that 53 other truck drivers who tested positive at various places near the Kenyan- Tanzanian border and were referred back to Tanzania. From the 53, 51 are tanzanians with 2 being Burundians.