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Kenya Confirms 15 New Covid-19 Cases, 5 more recoveries


The number of Coronavirus patients in the country has shot to 296 from the previous 281  cases announced on Monday.

During the daily briefing at Afya house, health CAS, Mercy Mwangangi reported that 11 are Kenyans while four are foreign nationals.

The CAS further added that none of the new cases has any history of travel.

Out of the new cases, seven are male, while eight are female all aged between 19 and 75 years.

The new cases are from a cluster of 545 samples tested in the last 24 hours. A total of six were from quarantine centers while nine were picked up by surveillance officers from the ministry of health.

She further urged supermarkets to devise innovative ways of dealing with goods to avoid the spread of the virus within their premises especially at the cashier desks and product shelves.

Mwangangi lauded the Kenya Air Force for flying military choppers in solidarity with medical workers.

The Kenya Defence Forces on Tuesday showed their solidarity with medical workers by flying military choppers with banners carrying inspirational messages.

One military chopper flew a banner with the words, “God bless medics” while another had the message “Stay at home” urging Kenyans to keep safe to help control the spread of the virus.

Taking to Twitter, The Kenya Defence Forces shared a video of one of the choppers and said, “From one soldier to another! We salute Kenya’s Healthcare workers.”