The Ministry of Health in a statement on Thursday, March 5, listed 14 counties that were at high risk of registering Coronavirus infections.
Dr. Daniel Lang’at, the ministry’s head of disease surveillance, made the announcement on Thursday while giving an update on the country’s preparedness for an outbreak.
The ministry explained that these counties were most susceptible to the infection because they were entry points into the country.
The statement listed the following 14 counties in Kenya:
Dr Lang’at said the country’s surveillance system is robust and that they are confident of no case of the Covid-19 at the moment.
He added that Kenya can test the first 100 samples of any suspected cases at the National Influenza Center or the Kenya Medical Research Institute.
The report comes after the government created an isolation facility at Mbagati Hospital in Nairobi. The 120-bed facility is set to be commissioned on Friday.
Fear of the dreadful virus has been experienced in the country since its outbreak in Wuhan, China with a number of cases being reported in Kitui, Machakos, Mombasa and some parts of Nairobi.