6 more test positive of Coronavirus now 197 in Kenya

A total of six persons out of 766 samples have tested positive for Coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, bringing to 197 the number of confirmed cases in the country.

From the 6 new cases, 5 are males and one is a female.

5 are Kenyan Nationals from the counties of Nairobi- 4; Mombasa- 1; Siaya- 1 and one is a foreign citizen.

The 6 persons are aged between 25 and 59 years. Two persons have a history of recent foreign travel from the Middle East; one had travelled from Mombasa and three have no history of recent travel.

One more patient has been been discharged from hospital, bringing to 25 the total number of persons who have recovered from the disease and discharged.

Five of the cases are from our mandatory quarantine centers, while one was picked by our surveillance teams.

Today, we have lost one patient in Siaya. This now brings the total number of Coronavirus deaths in the country to 8. Contact tracing is on-going.

✳️A total of 2,160 contacts have been monitored, out of which 1,660 have been discharged.

✳️500 contacts are being followed at the moment.

✳️7,449 samples have been tested since the onset of the disease in the country.

“We thank all Kenyans for their continued support and adherence to the COVID-19 mitigation measures that we have put in place. Do not relent until we succeed in completely containing the spread of the virus in our country.”

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