Kenya confirms 16 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 142
Sixteen more patients tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kenya, bringing the total number of the cases to 142.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, in a press briefing on Sunday, said the 16 new cases included 15 Kenyans and one Nigerian national.
“Out of this number, nine are from the quarantine facilities while seven are from contact tracing. The 16 people have already been moved into isolation in various health facilities and contact tracing is ongoing,” said Dr. Mwangangi.
Out of the 16 new cases, 12 had been confirmed in Nairobi, three in Mombasa and one in Kilifi.
The new cases include nine males and seven females and are all aged between 22 to 66 years. The Ministry revealed that as of Sunday, 1,833 contacts had been monitored, and 1,384 of them had been discharged.
“Currently there are 449 contacts that we are actively tracing,”
The Ministry further directed that persons who die of coronavirus will have to be buried within 24 hours from the time of death, with the burials being restricted to less than 15 family members.