Kenya virus cases jump to 208, 9 deaths as more discharged

April 2020 theStar; Kenya has reported a total of 208 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus.

This is after 11 more cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the 11 were out of 674 samples that were tested.

He said out of the 11, four had traveled from the United Arab Emirates and seven while the rest have no travel history,” Kagwe said.

He said Six are male while five are female with the youngest being one year.

Kagwe said from the 11 cases, Mandera had 4, Mombasa 3, Nairobi 2, Nakuru and Machakos each one case.

“Four of the patients were from the mandatory quarantine while seven were picked up by our surveillance teams,” he said.

Kagwe said unfortunately one more patient had succumbed rising the number to 9 deaths.

The patient was from Nairobi.

On a positive note we have had 15 new recoveries rising the number to 40 of the people who have recovered and discharged,” he said.

Today the country marks one moth since the first case was reported.

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