COVID-19: Kenya confirms 10 new cases, total now at 384

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Kenya has confirmed 10 new cases of the novel COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases in the country to 384.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing at Afya House, health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said that out of the 10 cases, Nine are from Mombasa while one is from Nairobi.

The new cases are aged between 12 and 63 years and are from a cluster of 508 samples collected in 14 counties and tested in the last 24 hours.

Six of the cases are male while four are female.

The nine cases from Mombasa are spread out within the county and were all picked up by surveillance teams while the single case in Nairobi is from Kawangware.

The CAS also announced that another five patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease bringing the number of recoveries to 129.

Mwangangi further appealed to Kenyans to avoid stigmatization of patients who have recovered from the disease.

“We appeal for compassion, understanding and celebrating those who have been able to recover,” she said.

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