Kenya Confirms 1 More Covid-19 Case

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Harambee House on March 22, 2020.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Harambee House on March 22, 2020.
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  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, on Monday, March 23, announced that one more individual had tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number to 16.

    Speaking during his daily presser at Afya House, CS Kagwe announced that the latest confirmed case had come into close contact with one of 8 individuals who tested positive on March 22.

    He went on to reveal that the government had managed to track down 646 persons who had come into contact with the confirmed individuals and that 96 of them were released from the follow-up program

    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media at Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media at Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    The CS further disclosed that 11 people were currently admitted at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi awaiting results.

    One of the patients in isolation at Mbagathi Hospital is the priest from Siaya who travelled from Rome, the Health CS revealed.

    As for the current state of the confirmed cases, he stated that all except one were in stable condition.

    "We have 550 on our follow up list. All patients except one who is at the Coast are in stable condition and improving.11 individuals are at Mbagathi awaiting results,

    "All quarantine facilities will have security and ministry of health personnel," he announced.

    Attention was then turned to the public transport sector, with the CS urging them to adhere to government directives following a hike in normal fare rates.

    "Every sector will take a financial hit in this crisis and one sector cannot punish everybody else. It is unfair," he assertively stated.

    He then thanked several hotels that had taken in quarantined individuals and pleaded with them not to increase their normal charges,  but instead reduce their rates as part of Corporate Social Responsibility.

    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at the Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke