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Health CAS Mercy Mwangagi on Friday, April 3, announced that the total number of those affected by the Covid-19 disease in the country had risen to 122.
During the usual briefings from Afya house, the CAS stated that in the last 24 hours, 12 people had tested positive for covid-19.
"Of the 12, 11 are Kenyans while one is a Somali national," she stated.Health CS Mutahi Kagwe launches the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Diagnostic and Reporting Centre, Nairobi in February 2020 as Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi (behind) watchesFile
She added that a 6-year-old boy succumbed to the disease, adding that the child had some other underlying conditions as well.
"I am saddened to inform you that we have lost another patient to the coronavirus disease. The person is a 6-year-old male child who was also ailing from other conditions and had been admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital," she stated.
“Medical staff who handled the boy have been quarantined,” she added.
The number of those who have succumbed to the disease in the country is now at 4.
The CAS further distributed the 12 new cases as follows; Kiambu 1, Laikipia 1, Mombasa 2, Nairobi 7 and Nyeri 1, adding that 300 tests had been conducted in the past 24 hours.
Nine of the 12 confirmed covid-19 cases were detected while in quarantine while the other three were suspected cases who were admitted to different health facilities.
The Health Ministry is monitoring 1,721 contacts and so far 1,073 have been discharged.
On Thursday, April 3, the CS announced that the national government was going to enforce stiffer measures as it fought to try and contain the pandemic
"We are discouraging mass movement of people. You are highly discouraged not to move from your current location to the village, especially the people residing in Nairobi County," he decreed.
Below is a video courtesy of Daily Nation;
12 more people test positive for coronavirus infection
12 more people test positive for coronavirus infectionPosted by Nation on Friday, 3 April 2020
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