Eight more people have tested positive OF COVID 19, bringing the country’s total tally to 216. Giving the daily updates on the pandemic, Health Chief Administrative secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said 5 of the new cases are Kenyans with majority from Nairobi. 6 of the new cases are from the government quarantine facilities.

The new cases are majorly of the productive age with the health ministry raising further concern over this trend. Meanwhile, 1 more person has recovered from the disease bringing the total number of COVID 19 recoveries to 41.

The Health Ministry has meanwhile said going forward, it will be releasing the COVID 19 cases by counties. This even as the current positive COVID 19 cases are from 21 counties with Nairobi leading with 101 cases, Mombasa follows with 34 cases while Kilifi is third with 10 cases.

This even as the Health Ministry has announced that it will work with county clusters beginning with most risky clusters, to deploy mass testing kits. 12,000 kits are set to be deployed in the first phase of mass testing.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has condemned the rise in domestic and gender based violence cases noted across the country since the COVID 19 pandemic begun. According to Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, the rise has been noted by two key organizations mandated to fight gender based and domestic violence in the country.

While deterring the perpetrators, Dr. Mwangangi warned that the law has not relaxed due to the pandemic and that they will be apprehended