Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 374.
Rashid Aman, the Chief Administrative Secretary for Health said all the cases are from Nairobi and Mombasa cities.
They include children aged three years who were tested from 589 samples in the past 24 hours.
Aman said 124 recoveries have been registered.
“As we celebrate the recoveries, let me remind Kenyans that this is not the time to celebrate and lose sight of the ball. The enemy is still in our midst,” Aman told reporters in Nairobi.
“It’s therefore absolutely necessary that we continue to strictly observe the containment measures that have consistently been advocated for by the ministry of health.”
Aman said the trend of positive cases in the last few days shows that the virus has been restricted to Nairobi and Mombasa.
“We have therefore enhanced contact tracing surveillance and infection control measures in these counties,” he said.
Kenyan authorities have closed all learning institutions, banned public gatherings including imposing dusk-to-dawn curfew among other measures to help contain the spread of the virus.