Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Kenya’s confirmed Covid-19 cases on Friday reached 1,745 after 17 more infections were recorded, the Health minister said.

This is is the second day in a row the country is recording three figure digit in a period of 24 hours since the virus was first confirmed on March 13.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi who is Ministry of Health CAS stated that 3831 samples had been tested during the period bringing cumulative tests conducted so far are 74,003.

The new cases are distributed as followers Nairobi- 76, Mombasa-19, Busia-16, Uasin  Gishu-8 Kiambu-8 Isiolo-1.

Recoveries and Deaths

Dr. Mwangangi further announced that 17 more people had been discharged after recovering, bringing the total recoveries to 438.

The CAS also noted that four more patience persons succumbed to the virus and this brings the total fatalities to 62. All fatalities are from Mombasa county All had either hypertension, diabetes or asthma.

Dr. Mwangangi also cautioned persons who are using ‘panya routes’ to escape from counties that are placed under restriction.

“We have observed a worrisome trend. There are individuals using ‘panya routes’ to access areas under restriction. Sneaking out of restricted areas is equivalent to sneaking the virus into other counties. We caution such persons,” stated the CAS

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