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Kenya’s Coronavirus cases rise to 270 as 8 test positive

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr Mercy Mwangangi on Sunday announced 8 more positive Coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 270.

Seven are Kenyans and one foreign national who had no history of travel.

Among the 8 cases announced, three emanated from quarantine centres while five were picked up by our surveillance teams from various parts of the country.

Four are from Mombasa, three from Nairobi and one from Kajiado Counties. They are aged between 17 and 65 years of age.

The Health Ministry has discharged taking the number of recoveries to 67.

CAS Mwangangi also announced the two deaths from Covid-19 raising the total number of deaths to 14.

A total of 2,661 contacts have been monitored, out of which 2,047 have been discharged and another 614 contacts are being followed by the Health Ministry.

A total of 13,239 samples have been tested so far since the exercise began a month ago.

Analysis done by the Ministry of Health shows that 56 per cent of all our confirmed cases were imported and 44 per cent have been locally transmitted.

The Government has warned those found flouting curfew rules will be quarantined for a period of 14 days.

In Other News – CS Kagwe warns people bribing security officers to leave coronavirus quarantine facilities

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe warned people who are bribing security officers to get out of the quarantine facilities.

The CS said that this would not be condoned and if any of the parties is discovered, both will be prosecuted.


CS Kagwe at the same time applauded those in isolation centres that have kept the promise as well as following the laid down measures. continue reading

Source – KBC

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