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Covid-19: Kenya records nine more cases, total number rises to 25

These cases are spread out in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties.

In Summary

• Out of the nine cases, seven are Kenyans while two are foreigners.

• Of the seven, three have contracted it from other confirmed cases while the four from other countries.

Kenya's coronavirus cases have increased to 25 as at 4 pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Kenya's coronavirus cases have increased to 25 as at 4 pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
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Kenya's coronavirus cases have increased to 25, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

"82 samples were tested and we received nine people who have tested positive," he said during a press conference.

These cases are spread out in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties.

 

"We have always felt that they have extra exposure and have taken measures," he said.

 
 

Out of the nine cases, seven are Kenyans while two are foreigners.

Of the seven, three have contracted it from other confirmed cases while the four from other countries.

A medical official takes a resident's temperature at Meru Level 5 Hospital.
COVID-19 FEARS: A medical official takes a resident's temperature at Meru Level 5 Hospital.
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"They have been taken into isolation and are being monitored by our personnel," he said.

The CS said tracing of contacts is ongoing.

The total number of close contacts stands at 745. Out of this 98 have been discharged after completing 14 days quarantine.

 
 

Earlier, the government listed 57 places where Kenyans can go for quarantine as the country continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

In the list, the government has given names of hotels, universities, resorts and lounges.

They have also given the location, full board rates in dollars, available rooms and the contact person(s)