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Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 25 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 912.

Rashid Aman, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health of Kenya, said the latest cases involving 23 Kenyans and two Somalis were confirmed from 1,139 samples which were tested in the last 24 hours.

Aman said that some 53 truck drivers tested positive at various points of entry along the Kenya-Tanzania border.

He added that the drivers, 51 from Tanzania and two from Burundi, were all referred back to Tanzania where they had come from.

Aman said that during the period, 22 patients were discharged from the hospital having fully recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of people who have so far recovered from the respiratory disease to 336.

“We also have not lost any person to the disease in the last 24 hours, therefore our fatality still remains 50,” Aman told a daily news briefing in Nairobi.

He observed that strict observance of cessation of movement across Kenya’s border with Tanzania and Somalia is aimed at stemming the rising cases that have been witnessed in some of the counties bordering the two countries.

“I am therefore appealing to Kenyans to continue to support and cooperate with the government to ensure compliance of the directives,” he added.

The official revealed that so far Kenya has tested 44,851 samples since the outbreak of the pandemic was reported in the country.

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