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Health CS Confirms New Positive Cases of Coronavirus in Kenya

by Robert Mwangi
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The number of coronavirus patients in Kenya has now risen to 42 after four more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

Out of the four new positive cases, one is a Kenyan while the others are foreigners.

In his daily updates on Covid-19 at Afya House, Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that the government had analysed 69 suspected cases in the last 24 hours.

Kagwe also revealed that at least 2,050 people were in mandatory quarantine after getting exposed to Covid-19.

The tracing of hundreds of people who interacted with the diagnosed patients was ongoing.

He continued to appeal to the public to observe all the guidelines issued by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Kagwe warned that should individuals fail to observe the precautionary measures, the country could be headed for a major crisis.

“You have seen how painful it has been in other countries. If we are not careful and observant, things will not be okay,” he said.

The Health CS noted that if Kenya continued to record new positive cases at an alarming rate, this might overwhelm the healthcare system.

Already the government is identifying new facilities to be used to quarantine Covid-19 suspected cases.

The move comes in the wake of the increased number of people who have been exposed to the disease either directly or indirectly.

“Please let’s us contain this disease and shock the world. If you obey all the guidelines, we are safe,” the CS said.

Number of coronavirus patients per county

  1. Nairobi – 31 cases
  2. Kilifi – 6 cases
  3. Mombasa – 3 cases
  4. Kajiado – 1 case
  5. Kwale – 1 case

Nairobi residents have been asked to be extra cautious as at least every residential estate in the city has confirmed a positive case.

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