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Kenya has, in the last 24 hours, recorded 25 positive new cases of Covid 19, bringing the toll number to 490 cases in the country. The results were announced by Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) of Kenya health ministry, on ...

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Kenya records 25 new Covid 19 cases

Published by: Peris
05/05/2020 12:01 AM
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Kenya has, in the last 24 hours, recorded 25 positive new cases of Covid 19, bringing the toll number to 490 cases in the country. The results were announced by Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) of Kenya health ministry, on May 4th, 2020.

 

On the positive side, Dr. Mwangangi announced there were 6 Kenyans who have fully recovered from the virus bringing the total number of recoveries to 173. She also added that none of the patients have succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

 

The 25 new positive cases were from 1012 samples collected from Nairobi and Mombasa hotspots areas. Out of which 13 were males while 12 were females ranging between 6 months to 60 years. Nairobi had 15 cases, while Mombasa had 12 positive cases.

 

The government urged all the Kenyans to ‘religiously practice’ all the measures the Ministry of Health has imposed in curbing the virus. The measures that were sensitized included observing social distancing, regularly washing/sanitizing of hands, and wearing of masks when in public places. 

 

Out of all the positive cases confirmed in Kenya today, all were Kenyans, and none of the patients had a history of travel from outside countries, an indication of community transmission. The Health Ministry commended the citizens who are willingly going to be tested and urged more citizens from Nairobi and Mombasa hotspot areas to follow their example.

 

The Ministry of Health also announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) had approved Kenya to join solidarity trials of clinical compounds and drugs that could potentially cure Covid 19.

 

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