COVID-19 death toll rises as 3 more people die in Mombasa

Dr Rashid Aman. [Photo courtesy]

Three people have died in Mombasa from coronavirus, the Ministry of Health has said.

According to Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman, two of them died at home while the third person died in hospital. This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths to 36.

Dr Aman said that in the last 24 hours, 15 more people tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 715. Ten are male while five are female aged between 1.8 – 62 years old.

Of the 15 new cases, 14 are Kenyans and one is a Rwandese national. The Mombasa has seven cases, Wajir (2) while Kiambu, Machakos and Nairobi have one case each.

Dr Aman added that two other people, Tanzanian nationals tested positive for COVID-19 at Isebania Border Point and were taken back to Tanzania.

Eight more people were discharged. The total number of those who have been discharged is 259.

Dr Aman also said that the government is now focused on ensuring that screening at border points is flawless.

Acting Health Director-General Dr Patrick Amoth together with a team of medical personnel from the Ministry were dispatched to Kajiado which in Monday recorded nine COVID-19 cases from Kenyan truck drivers.

“The team will also pay a visit to the Namanga border to ascertain the measures we need to put in place to curtail cross border transmission,” Aman said.

He also said that the prisons department have been supplied with PPEs and have also been trained on how to get samples from the convicts.