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Kenya records 2 new virus cases, total rises to 191

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•Mwangangi said one of the patients is a Kenyan, while the other is a foreigner.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi addresses the press at Afya House on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi addresses the press at Afya House on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
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Kenya has reported two new coronavirus cases, bringing the country's total number to 191, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has said.

A total of 491 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours, the CAS said on Saturday.

One of the cases was from Mombasa, the other from Nairobi.

 

Mwangangi said one of the patients is a Kenyan, while the other is a foreigner.

The CAS also said two more people have been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 24.

During the daily briefing on Covid-19, the CAS on Saturday said, "To relent on government directives is to invite mass deaths."

She said the government has boosted the amount of sanitiser being produced.

Saturday marks Day 31 of efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

On Friday, CS Mutahi Kagwe warned Kenyans against handling of cash which could hurt efforts to curb spread of the virus.

 
 

He said many Kenyans were not heeding advice of using mobile money.

 
 

Kagwe also acknowledged the problem of disposing of face masks.