16 new cases push Kenya’s coronavirus tally to 262 as two more patients die


16 new cases push Kenya's coronavirus tally to 262 as two more patients die
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a press briefing on April 18, 2020. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

The number of coronavirus infections in Kenya has risen to 262 after 16 more patients tested positive from 1,015 samples tested over the last 24 hours.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a press briefing on Saturday said, the new cases include 15 Kenyans and one foreigner.

The CS said none of the 16 cases has a history of travel and that they are all not in quarantine facilities.

Nine of the patients are from Nairobi, five from Mombasa and one from Homa Bay County. They are all aged between 23 and 84 years.

The CS further confirmed that seven people had been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 60.

Two more patients have also succumbed to the disease raising the COVID-19 death toll in Kenya to 13.

Out of the 246 patients, eight are aged between zero and 14 years, 70 are between the ages of 15-29 while 164 between 30-59 years and 20 are above 60 years.

Some of the Nairobi estates that have confirmed COVID-19 cases include: Kilimani, Karen, Kawangware, Pipeline, Utawala, Mlolongo, Eastleigh, Buru Buru, Tassia, Parklands, Dohnolm, Hurligham, Madaraka and Ngara.

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