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Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,161 after 52 new test positive

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Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed 52 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 1,161.

Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary for Health of Kenya, said the new cases are from 2,567 samples which were tested in the last 24 hours.

Kagwe said that 48 of the latest cases are Kenyans while four are foreign nationals from Uganda and Somalia.

The Kenyan official said five patients were discharged from hospitals after testing negative upon receiving treatment bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 380.

He said that no patient has died from the deadly pandemic in the last one week, adding that the fatality still remains at 50.

Kagwe added that a total of 55,074 samples have so far been tested in the country since pandemic was first recorded in the country.

He said that the fight against the disease requires the entire government and the whole society approach and not one level of government.

“I appeal for vigilance and urge everyone to strictly observe the containment measures that we have put in place,” he said.

Kenya has so far banned the movement of persons and passengers in and out of Kenya through the Tanzania and Somalia borders following the spike in cross-border COVID-19 transmission. Only cargo vehicles are exempted from the directive.

(XINHUA)

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