NAIROBI — Kenya’s Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has announced that nine individuals had tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday April 15 —bringing the country’s coronavirus infections tally to 225.
None of the cases had a history of travel and none were in a quarantine center, officials said.
He noted that 12 more patients recovered from the virus raising the total number of recoveries to 53.
One person, however, he said, passed away bringing the total to deaths from COVID-19 in Kenya to 10.
Kagwe cautioned Kenyans against holding the false impression that the country was winning the war against the deadly virus basing on a few recoveries.
“Fellow Kenyans, we are aware that there are those looking at our figures and celebrating a bit too early. Let me send a word of caution, we are not out of danger. A comparative review of countries now being overrun by the virus shows that they were reporting similar figures as we are now.
“We note that our 4.6% death rate is within the global range of 6.3%,” stated Kagwe warning Kenyans to be cautious.
Kenya has since received a consignment of 18,000 kits, 18,900 swabs and 3,790 medical disposable protective clothing from Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma.
He said the country also got a consignment of surgical masks, gloves, face shields, gowns from China, Germany and France through the World Health Organisation (WHO).