Total Covid-19 confirmed cases in Kenya have increased to 179, after 14 more cases were confirmed on Tuesday by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. 696 samples were tested, out of which 14 turned out positive. Of the 14, 12 patients are Kenyans while 2 are foreigners. 4 of the patients were in quarantine facilities. They have been taken to isolation centres and contact tracing is ongoing. Further, 3 more patients have recovered from the Coronavirus, with the total number of recoveries at 7 so far.
Health CS Kagwe said that it’s now critical that every Kenyan wears a mask when in public places, adding that it’s key that Kenya doesn’t let the virus get ahead of us. He said Kenyans should expect the worst and that its akin to a boat approaching a storm. So far, 1,928 people have been monitored and 1,415 have been discharged. 4,973 samples have been tested so far.
The government has ordered the closure of all golf clubs and open sporting clubs. Health workers and medical staff in hospitals, rapid response teams are also set to undergo tests, with those working on the front line exposed to the Coronavirus.