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We are not out of danger yet- Kagwe warns

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[Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/courtesy/MoH].

Kenya’s Covid-19 curve climbed to 225 confirmed cases on Wednesday.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed 9 more new cases.

In his daily briefing at Afya house in Nairobi on Wednesday, Kagwe said 5 cases were confirmed in Nairobi and four more were confirmed from Mombasa.

One patient also succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of of Covid-19 deaths in the country to 10.

“Some people are celebrating, it’s too early we may be heading to more difficulty times ahead,” he warned.

Contact tracing

He said the Director of medical services Dr. Patrick Amoth is in Siaya county to assess the magnitude of the disease in the area.

This follows the death of a Mombasa port worker Joseph Oyugi who contracted the disease.

Kagwe said the burial of those affected by the disease will no longer be practical so that the virus does not spread further.

“We have enhaced contact tracing so that these contacts do not spread the disease to the community,” noted Kagwe.

The government has also received testing kits from Jack Ma foundation.

It has also received various donations from the World Health Organization donated by France and Chinese governments amounting to 350 million shillings.