Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday, April 15, announced that 9 individuals had tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases within the country to 225
The new confirmed cases, who are all Kenyans, came after the ministry tested over 800 samples in the previous 24 hours. The CS noted that 12 more patients recovered from the virus raising the total number to 53.
None of the cases had a history of travel and none were in a quarantine center. Five of the cases were from Nairobi and the rest from Mombasa.
One person, however, passed away bringing the total to 10. 2,336 are being monitored to help curb the spread of the virus.
The CS also said the country is not out of danger yet, noting that all the nine patients are Kenyans who had no history of travel outside the country but were identified through contact tracing.
“Fellow Kenyans, we are aware that there are those looking at our figures and celebrating a bit too early. Let me send a word of caution, we are not out of danger. A comparative review of countries now being overrun by the virus shows that they were reporting similar figures as we are now.
“We note that our 4.6 per cent death rate is within the global range of 6.3 per cent,” stated Kagwe warning Kenyans to be cautious.