The total number of confirmed cases in the country has hit 270 after 8 more patients were confirmed to have tested positive for the virus.
That was announced by the MoH CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi who also revealed two fatalities out of the deadly virus.
Dr. Mwangangi reported the ministry had conducted tests on 1,330 samples in the last 24 hours out of which the news cases were confirmed.
The CAS was addressing a presser on Sunday outside the Afya House where she also revealed that the ministry’s efforts to contain imported cases were seemingly fruitful, however, the success being negated by the rate of new cases within the country.
Mwangangi also addressed the rising concern regarding Kenyans caught flouting the measures set to curb the spread of the virus.
“All those who break the curfew rules will be assumed to have been in contact & will hence be taken to quarantine places for 14 days,” she warned.
She further revealed that the government would deploy technological surveillance to arrest those congregating after curfew.
The eight news cases comprise 7 locals and a foreigner and their ages range between 17 and 65 years. The number of fatalities has now reached 14.
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