Last week the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe warned that Kenya was entering a critical stage since the announcement of the forst Coronavirus case in Kenya.
He said that according to statistics from other countries, coronavirus cases tend to go up in the second week after the confirmation of the first case.
He was right. Yesterday, Kenya announced an additional 8 new cornavirus cases bringing the number to 15.
The government is also tracing 363 other persons that came in contact with the ones who have already tested positive for the deadly disease.
The new cases are people who travelled from Europe and United States between 4th March and 17th March. They are aged betwen 20 and 57 years.
All the patirnts are in stable condition except one who is in Msabweni. The Patient in Msambweni will be airlifted by the government to Nairobi for furthr treatment.
“All the patients except the one who is at the Coast in Msambweni are in stable condition. The government is organizing to have the patient in Msambweni airlifted to Nairobi for further treatment,” said Kagwe.
The CS also urged Kenyans not to behave as if it is business as usual but to treat the Coronavirus issue with the seriousness it seserves.