Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr Mercy Mwangangi has reported that the government, in the last 24 hours has confirmed seven more coronavirus infections. A total of 305 samples have been tested and the 7 turned positive.
All the seven are Kenyans and bring the total number of infections in the country to 179. Of the seven, four are female and three are male.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), majority of the cases reported are mild.
In the most recent seven cases, two of the patients were in mandatory quarantine centers after traveling from infected countries while five are results of the government’s surveillance and contact tracing.
Of the total 179 cases confirmed in the country, only one is in critical care according to the Ministry of Health.
On Tuesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that the number of confirmed cases in the country had risen to 172.
CS Kagwe, who was also praised by an American Newspaper, told Kenyans to brace up for more bad times and more ‘stricter’ measures to bring the situation under control.
As mass testing is set to start in public places and quarantine centers, more cases are expected, with the government having already restricted movement in and out of Nairobi and coastal counties.
The coronavirus has infected at least 1.4 million people 309,113 having recovered according to Worldometer’s count as of Wednesday, April 8.