Kenya records 5 new coronavirus cases, total number rises to 184


Kenya records 5 new coronavirus cases, total number rises to 184
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a press briefing on April 9, 2020. PHOTO| COURTESY

The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 184 after five more patients tested positive for COVID-19.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday said the new cases include three Kenyans and two foreigners.

Three of the five patients had traveled from Tanzania while the other two arrived in the country from the UK and UAE respectively.

The CS further disclosed that four more patients had recovered from the disease bring the total number of recoveries in Kenya to 12.

At the same time, he revealed that one more patient had succumbed to the infection in Mombasa, raising to seven the number of patients who have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya.

CS Kagwe noted that three of the new cases are in Nairobi and two in Mombasa.

“Only one of these cases came from mandatory quarantine facilities while the other four were picked by our surveillance teams from contact tracing,” said Kagwe.

The five new patients who have tested positive — three males and two females — are aged between 39 and 77 years.

The Health Cabinet Secretary said contact tracing was ongoing, noting that a total of 2,046 persons had been monitored, out of which 1,448 had been discharged with 598 on follow up.

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