Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed that 12 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of cases in the country to 246.

The CS revealed that the 12 were confirmed from 450 tested samples. Five of the positive individuals are hotel workers while four were close contacts traced to already confirmed cases.

He was at the Jomo Kenyatta International Aiport with the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and his transport counterpart James Macharia to receive medical supplies from China. Dr. Matiang’i said his ministry is doing everything to enforce the curfew and the guidelines that the Ministry of Health has spelled out.

The Health CS said the government is working to expand its testing capacity so that all the COVID-19 contact patients can be tested within the shortest time possible to control the spread of coronavirus.