Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, on Monday, April 13, announced that 11 new individuals had tested positive for COVID-19.
The new cases were confirmed from a pool of 674 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, with CS Kagwe further stating that the 11 individuals were all Kenyans, adding that 1 patient had succumbed to the virus during the same period.
Speaking outside Afya House during his daily presser, the Health CS went on to reveal that they had managed to test over 8,000 people to date.
“We have scaled up our preparedness in response to contain the disease, and scaled-up our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where we have spent millions of shillings, upwards of Ksh40 million. We have also tested over 8000 samples from quarantined persons and their contacts,” he announced.
On a positive note the CS informed the nation that 14 people had fully recovered from the virus and were discharged from various health facilities, bringing the total tally of recovered patients to 40