Coronavirus: Kenya confirms six new cases
Kenya’s health ministry on Sunday confirmed six additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of those infected by the virus to 197.
Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary for Health said that the figure was from 766 samples that have been tested by medical personnel in the past 24 hours.
“Of the six new cases, five are males and one is a female. Five of them are Kenyan nationals while one is a foreign citizen,” Kagwe said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
He said two of the patients have a history of traveling to the Middle East, while one recently travelled from Mombasa and three have no history of travel.
Kagwe said that five of the cases were from mandatory quarantine centres while one was picked by the surveillance team.
The patients are aged between 25 and 59 years.
The official said one more patient was discharged from hospital, bringing to 25 the total number of recoveries.