REPUBLIC OF KENYA

CS health announce five new cases of coronavirus Nairobi, April 10, 2020

The Ministry of Health has tested 504 samples in the last 24 hours, out  of which five have tested positive for Coronavirus disease, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the country to 189.

Today the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe explained that the five cases are all Kenyans and one of them has a history of travel from UAE.  Three of the cases are in Mombasa while Nairobi and Nyandarua  have one case each.

The CS made the announcement at the COVID-19 daily press briefing and also confirmed that one of the cases came from mandatory quarantine facility, while four cases were picked by surveillance teams.

He also announced that 10 additional people have been discharged from Mbagathi COVID-19 Isolation Facility today having tested negative twice for COVID-19 disease. To date, 22 individuals have recovered from the disease.

He added that a total of 2,054 contacts have been monitored, 1,481 have been cleared from the follow up program and 573 remain in monitoring program. To date, a total of 6,192 samples have been tested.

Acting Director General, Ministry of Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth also explained that the Government has expanded the scope of testing after learning lessons from two deaths that occurred  last week, including a 6 year old child and another one in Mombasa.

“We are also providing psychosocial support to the health care workers that handled the two cases, and we have ensured that the facilities are disinfected besides placing the health care workers on quarantine in case there was exposure,” he said.

 

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing a press conference to update the status of coronavirus at Afya House today and confirmed that more 5 people tested positive making a total of 189 cases in the Country.