Coronavirus: Mutahi Kagwe announces two more deaths

By Fay Ngina | Thursday, Apr 2nd 2020 at 15:57
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday April 2, announced that 2 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died bringing the total deaths in the country to 3. 

Speaking from Afya house, Kagwe also announced that there were 29 more cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 110.

“Out of 662 samples, 29 people have tested positive for coronavirus. 28 of them are Kenyans and 1 is Congolese. The total number of those who have tested positive in Kenya is now at 110,” said Kagwe.

Kagwe pleaded with Kenyans to take the pandemic seriously adding that the numbers are going to rise faster.

"The situation in Kenya is not getting any better. It is not a joke; you don't have to wait to hear of the death of someone you know to believe the virus is real.”

“This is a very serious threat to our lives & to our nation, the numbers will rise. This number is going to rise and rise exponentially," said Kagwe.

The Health CS also announce that Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi who had tested positive for the disease has fully recovered.

“The DG, Kilifi has now fully recovered, naturally the issue of the law will now follow up with him,” said Kagwe.

Kagwe also directed that bodaboda riders, matatu drivers, tuk tuk drivers and their passengers should all wear masks to help curb the spread of the pandemic. 

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