NAIROBI — Coronavirus infections in Kenya have risen to 179 after seven more cases were registered on Wednesday April 08, the Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi announced.
Ms. Mwangangi revealed that 305 samples had been tested in the past 24 hours, seven of which returned positive.
Of the seven new cases, four are female and three are male.
Four of them have a history of recent travel with one having travelled from Congo, another from the United Kingdom and two from the United States.
Of the 179 confirmed cases in the country, Mwangangi revealed that only one was in critical care with the condition of the remaining 178 described as mild to moderate.
She disclosed that one Kenyan patient who was in critical care had been discharged to the general ward and taken off ventilators.
“We do have one piece of good news. One of the patients who was in critical care in one of the private facilities in the country has been discharged to the general ward today. This is a Kenyan who was in critical care who was on ventilator support, he has now been taken off ventilator support and we celebrate the doctors who have been aiding in his recovery.
“Two additional cases have been discharged in the last twenty four hours,” she asserted.