COVID-19 death toll now at 42 as caseloads hits 758

Chief Administrative Secretary In the Ministry Of Health Dr Mercy Mwangangi. [Photo Nation]

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 758 after 21 people tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi during her daily brief at Afya house said that all the new cases are Kenyans aged between 7 and 79 years.

She said that a total of 1,486 samples were tested.To date, 36,918 samples have been tested already.

Mombasa recorded 12 cases, Kajiado (4), Nairobi (4), and Uasin Gishu (4).

14 of them are male and 7 are female. All of Kajiado cases are Kenyan truck drivers.

Three more patients were discharged bringing the total number of those discharged to 284.

However, two more people died raising the deaths to 42.

This comes as mass testing is set to start in Kiambu County from next week.

Dr Mwangangi also warned that Kenya’s borders could be the weak link in spreading the virus.

She said that the Ministry of Health is closely monitoring operations at the border points citing that there were seven cases reported at the Namanga and Isebania borders on Thursday.