Covid-19: Kenya records 7 new cases-CS Kagwe


Kenya has recorded seven new cases of Covid-19, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed.

All the seven new cases were from Nairobi County according to the CS.

The seven are four Kenyans, two Congolese and one Chinese.

 “The cases were from 81 samples analyzed in the last 24 hours in the various testing labs in the country. Four of the new cases had a history of travel – one had travelled to Mombasa. Two of the new cases came from contacts of previously infected patients,” said Kagwe.

The new cases brings the total number of coronavirus positive cases in Kenya to 38.

Kagwe further announced that the first and third initial Covid-19 patients have tested negative.

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A repeat test to confirm they are free of the virus is scheduled in the next 48 hours.

Nairobi is still leading with 27 cases of Covid-19 followed by Kilifi with six cases, Mombasa two cases while Kwale and Kajiado have one case each.

One succumbed to the virus on Thursday. The man, who was 66 years old also had diabetes.

Several medical staff at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi have been quarantined because they interacted with the 66-year-old man with Covid-19 who died.

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