NAIROBI — Kenya government Spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a statement issued on Friday, Oguna said he developed mild coronavirus-related symptoms after returning from an assignment outside Nairobi and after undergoing testing, the results were positive for COVID-19.
The Kenya’s government spokesperson says he is undergoing medical care at an isolation and treatment facility.
“Recently, having come from an assignment out of town, I developed mild coronavirus related symptoms and got tested. The results came back positive for Coronavirus and I am now receiving medical care and responding well to treatment at an isolation and treatment facility,” said Oguna.
He however noted that his family is okay adding that tracing of individuals he might have come into contact with is ongoing.
“Contact tracing is on-going and my family is ok. I urge all Kenyans to take this disease seriously and take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting infected,” he stated.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kenya rose to 15,601 after 796 people tested positive between Thursday and Friday, the Ministry of Health has announced.
The new cases are from 6754 samples tested in the last 25 hours and bring the total number of samples tested so far to 261,027.
Three of the new cases are foreign nationals while the rest are Kenyans aged between 1 and 87-years-old.
In terms of gender, the new cases consist of 503 male and 293 with the Ministry of Health announcing that 99% of the new cases are asymptomatic.