Kenya announces first coronavirus death

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe adressing journalists at a past press Conference.
The Ministry of Health has announced its first coronavirus death after a 66-year-old man who had a history of Diabetes succumbed to the Virus while undergoing treatment at the Agha Khan hospital in Nairobi.

The man had arrived in the country from Swaziland through South Africa hours after Kenya announced an additional three cases rising the total number of infected people in the country to 31.

“The man who was suffering from Diabetes had arrived in the country on March 13, 2020, from South Africa via Swaziland,” he said in a statement.

The three new cases are all ladies aged between 30 and 61, according to Health Ministry officials who added that of the three new cases, two are from Kilifi County and are said to have come into contact with a previous patient who turned positive. The other case is from Nairobi.

“All the new confirmed cases are Kenyans… the new patients have already been taken to isolation in our facilities and are being monitored by our medical personnel,” she said.