It has been 12 days since the announcement of the confirmation of the first Coronavirus case in Kenya.
Today Kenya confirmed 9 new cases of the disease bringing the number to 25.
The first week went well with a mere 8 cases being registered.
When we got to the second week since the confirmation of the first case, the health cabinet secretary warned that there would be a surge in numbers of confirmed cases following statistics from other countries that had registered confirmed cases of the disease before.
CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the new cases were from 82 samples that had been tested in the last 24 hours alone.
The tests were carried out in various facilities in the country: National Influenza Centre, KEMRI in Nairobi, KEMRI Welcome Trust in Kilifi and Aga Khan Hospitals.
The confirmed cases were from Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale with 2 of the patients being foreigners while 7 being Kenyans.
Contact tracing is still ongoing as the patients undergo treatment in isolation.
“Total number of close contacts that we have so far been monitoring stands at 745; out of this number, 98 of them have been discharged after completing the 14-day follow up period. We now have 647 remaining close contacts that our tracing teams are monitoring. 15 individuals are also currently admitted at Mbagathi hospital waiting test results.” Mutahi Kagwe
The cs reprimanded irresponsible citizens who keep ignoring government directives to stay at home and said that such carefree attitude is what is going to cost us.