Covid-19: Government confirms 1 case, total number of patients at 16

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The number of cases at County borders is still increasing
The number of cases at County borders is still increasing

One more Coronavirus case has been confirmed by the government, bringing the total number of cases in Kenya to 16. 8 more cases had already been confirmed on Sunday, and the latest case is a close contact of one of the 8 patients.

The government has traced 646 people who were in contact with the patients, according to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. 96 people have already been released from hospital after testing negative. CS Kagwe has urged matatus and hotels not to hike prices, following the government’s directives that were introduced to tame the spread of the Coronavirus.

The CS also affirmed that there is no problem with screening at the JKIA, following concerns that the process isn’t as strong as it’s supposed to be. He said one patient was successfully detected at the airport and that a passenger may pass through screening without showing any symptoms but the situation changes days later.

On the status of a Rome based priest who was in Siaya-led a mass and a funeral and later tested positive with Coronavirus, CS Kagwe said the exercise of tracing and ascertaining the condition of those who came in contact with him is ongoing.