Close contact monitoring intensifies

Close contact monitoring intensifies

March 29, 2020

The Health CS, Hon. Mutahi Kagwe today confirmed 4 more confirmed cases of Corona virus from a total of 69 samples tested in the last 24 hours.The number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 42.

1 of the cases is Kenyan while the rest are all foreign nationals from  America, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Nairobi recorded 3 of the 4 cases while 1 is from Mombasa.

Tracing of contacts for the 42 confirmed cases is ongoing with the total number of close contacts currently being monitoring standing at 1426. Out of this number, 215 have been discharged after completing the mandatory 14 day follow up period. Currently, the ministry is monitoring 919 close contacts.  18 individuals admitted at Mbagathi Hospital are awaiting test results.
To date,  a total of 877 persons have been tested for the Corona virus disease.