Kenya records 9 more COVID-19 cases

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President Uhuru Kenyatta issues an address on enhanced measures in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic from State House in Nairobi on April 6, 2020. PHOTO | PSCU

Kenya registered nine more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours following the announcement made by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday. According to Kenyatta this raised the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya, since the virus was first detected on March 13, to 234.

President Uhuru Kenyatta issues an address on enhanced measures in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic from State House in Nairobi on April 6, 2020./Presidential Service Communication Unit.

However the number of recoveries remained 53, as announced by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in the daily COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday but the number of deaths had risen to 11.

Nearly 1,000 are still in quarantine while 154 others are in various isolation places in the country.

The President said the nine new patients were among 704 people who were tested in the last 24 hours.

Kenya has since tested over 10,000 individuals since the first case was report mid last month.

Meanwhile, Kenya received nearly 40,000 testing kits on Wednesday amid steps to increase its testing capacity in line with the three-fold approach of testing, isolating and treating.

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