Kenya coronavirus cases rise to 38

Cases of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya has risen to 38 after Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe  announced seven more confirmed cases.

Briefing the media on the COVID-19 status at Afya House on Saturday afternoon, CS Kagwe said all the seven new cases have been reported in Nairobi County. They are four Kenyan citizens, two Congolese and a Chinese national; three female and four male.

The Health CS stated that Nairobi County is still leading with 28 confirmed cases followed by Kilifi County with six cases, Mombasa County with two cases, while Kwale and Kajiado Counties have reported a single case each.

Out of the 38 positive cases, 21 are male while the remaining 16 are female.

Kagwe warned that the trend that is seen on the increasing cases of infection is alarming and urged Kenyans to adhere to measures set by the government on curbing the spread of the pandemic.

The new COVID-19 infection cases are part of 81 suspected cases that were tested at various laboratories in the country within the past 24 hours.

Kagwe noted that out of the 1141 close contacts that were being monitored by the government, 163 have been discharged after the 14 day follow up period and now the government is monitoring the remaining 978 contacts.

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