President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that 9 had tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the country’s total to 234.
During a press conference at State House on Thursday, April 16 the Head of State said the cases were from 704 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
The President noted that the measures instituted by the government including the curfew as well as the partial lockdown had limited the spread of the disease on a larger scale.On the advice of public health experts we moved quickly to implement an individual plan to curb exposure to the virus,” said the President.
He highlighted that 53 people had tested negative and been discharged from hospitals following the receipt of their Covid-19 results.
The President also regrettably noted that the country had lost 11 people to the virus while 156 still remained in isolation facilities.
The affected age range for those who had contracted the virus in the country was 2 years to 64 years all from different social-economic groups, ethnicities and nationalities.
“We can all be infected if we are not careful. Coronavirus is not a respecter of age, of ethnicity or race,” stated the head of state.