Kenya Registers 3rd Covid-19 Death as Cases Rise to 110


Kenya’s Cabinet secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe
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The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Kenya has Thursday risen to 110 after 29 more people tested positive, according to Health authorities in Kenya.

Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe said on Thursday that among the 29 are 28 Kenyans and a Congolese national.

“Out of 662 samples, 29 people have tested positive for coronavirus. 28 of them are Kenyans and 1 is Congolese. The total number of those who have tested positive in Kenya is now at 110,” Kagwe said on Thursday.

The cases are part of the 662 samples tested by authorities in Kenya in the last 24 hours. A total of 2050 people who are in mandatory quarantine, have so far been tested in several isolations facilities.

The Cabinet Secretary also revealed that two more patients have also died from Coronavirus including one in Nairobi and another in Mombasa bringing the total number of deaths in the country to three now.

“I am saddened to announced that in the last 24 hours we have lost two more people who succumbed to coronavirus disease, and this brings the total number of deaths to 3,” the Kagwe added.

Kagwe has warned of a possibility of a further increase in the number of positive cases in the country.

Coronavirus was first confirmed last year in December in China and 962, 882 cases have so far been recorded globally, 49,191 have died and 203,272 recovered.

At 123 cases, in East and Central Africa, DRC has the highest number of cases, followed by Kenya with 110, Rwanda follows with 82 cases and Uganda with 44.

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