219 Positive Cases As Schools Resume

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219 Positive Cases As Schools Resume

Kenya has today recorded 219 positive coronavirus cases from a sample size of 5,413.

The country’s total infections tally now stands at 97,127.

Kenya reopened schools across the country Monday, following a 10-month break occasioned by COVID-in March 2020.

Even though there was partial reopening for Form 4, Class 8 and Grade 4 learners in October 2020, schools remained closed until Monday when learners streamed back to school with mixed reactions on their safety.

There were fears that cases will spiral on resumption, but Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said only 219 cases were detected from 5,413 samples tested on the day learners went back to school.

Nairobi led in the number of new cases with 141, followed by Mombasa (26), Uasin Gishu (7), Kisumu (6) and Machakos (5), among others.

The Ministry of Health said it had cumulatively tested 1, 064, 419 samples since March.

Kagwe said 83 patients who were under the home-based care program had been cleared of the virus while 17 were discharged from various hospitals countrywide in what raised the total number of recoveries to 79, 357.

Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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