The number of Coronavirus patients in the country has shot to 81 from the previous 59 cases announced yesterday.
Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday announced that 300 people were tested from Tuesday and out of the 300 tested, twenty two people tested positive.
Out of the twenty two, Eighteen are Kenyans, two are Pakistani nationals and two are Cameroonians.
The Health CS also said that 21 out of the 22 cases are people who are currently in quarantine.
“We have tested over 300 Kenyans and out of those 22 have tested positive. This is the largest number we have received in a day,” he said.
He further revealed that 13 of the cases are males and 9 are females: one of them is a patient admitted to Mombasa Hospital.
In terms of cases reported from counties over the last 24 hours; the CS said Kakamega has 1 case, Kiambu 2, Kilifi 1, Machakos 1, Mombasa 7, Murang’a 1, Nairobi 1 and Nyamira 1.
This is so far the highest number of confirmed cases since the first patient was announced.