Covid-19: Kenya cases rise to 303 as seven more test positive

The total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Kenya rose to 303 on Wednesday, with the announcement of seven more positive test results. 

In its daily update on the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health ministry said all the new patients were Kenyans and that they were among 707 people tested in the last 24 hours. 

Six of the new cases were recorded in Mombasa and one in Nairobi. 

Six of the patients were found through targeted mass testing while one was identified through surveillance.

Regarding the capacity to test, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya had 25,000 kits as of Wednesday and that the plan was to increase the number to 250,000 by June. 

He reiterated that mass testing would target health workers in the frontlines and said hospital and community surveillance would also take place. 

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