NAIROBI — Kenya has on Thursday March 26 confirmed its first coronavirus death, government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said, without providing further details.
The patient was a 66 year old male Kenyan citizen who arrived back in the country from South Africa via Eswatini on March 13, 2020.
“We have received the sad news of the death of first patient who had tested positive for coronavirus,” Mr Kagwe said in a statement released Thursday evening.
He said the deceased who was also suffering from diabetes had been admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
Earlier on Thursday, the ministry of health reported three more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected people in the East African country to 31.
Research shows coronavirus is particularly dangerous to older adults and people with chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart and lung diseases