68 out of 97 new cases recorded from one factory in Machakos


Out of the 97 new COVID-19 cases that were recorded in Machakos County on Wednesday, 68 of them were confirmed from a single factory in Mavoko Sub-county.

This was revealed on Wednesday by Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua who pointed out that the 68 cases were confirmed after a mass testing exercise at the factory.

Mutua further highlighted that 25 are from Athi River area and four cases are from patients at Machakos Level 5 hospital.

“Currently 90% of all Machakos cases are from Mavoko area – Athi River & Mlolongo which border Nairobi. Patients of the new cases are all asymptomatic,” said the Governor, adding that “we will continue educating Wananchi & enforcing set guidelines.”

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya rose to 11,252 after 461 new infections were recorded on Wednesday after testing of 4,261 samples over the last 24 hours.

Fifty-one more people have also recovered from the virus bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,068.