The number of people confirmed to have been infected with Covid-19 in Machakos County has risen to five after two other persons tested positive for the virus.
The county Executive for Health Dr. Ancent Kituku said the duo, both males, include a truck driver who was in transit from Malaba and a 32 year old man who had sneaked into the county from Kwale County four days ago.
According to the county health boss, the truck driver was picked at Mlolongo after test results carried on him showed he had contracted the deadly virus.
It is said the driver had initially been tested at Malaba for the virus before he was cleared to continue with his journey.
The second case patient is said to have initially travelled from Tanzania to Kwale County where he was put into quarantine for 14 days as required by the public health regulations.
However, upon the expiry of the period, he hiked a long-distance truck to Makutano Kyumvi in Machakos before proceeding to Kathiani to see his in-laws.
However, he was picked up by health team and immediately taken to Kathiani level 4 hospital after a public outcry erupted over his presence in the area.
Samples taken from him later tested positive for Covid- 19 at the Machakos Level 5 hospital.