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COVID-19: Kenya records 11 new cases, number rises to 281


Kenya has reported 11 new cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number of recorded cases in the country to 281.

Of the new cases, Seven are from Mombasa (3 from Bondeni, 1 from Miritini and three others from other parts of Mombasa town) while four are from Ruaka in Kiambu county. They are aged between 11 and 80 years.

Seven of the cases were from quarantine centres while four were picked up by surveillance officers from the Ministry of Health.

Three of the infections from Mombasa are the contacts of the herbalist who succumbed to the virus a week ago.

Speaking during the daily briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe also revealed that two more patients have also been discharged following a clean bill of health.

This now brings the number of recoveries to 69 while the number of deaths remains at 14.

CS Kagwe also warned Kenyans against thinking that they are safe from contracting the disease, saying that a majority of the areas have reported at least a case.

Kagwe also said that 455 people have been placed on quarantine after defying national curfew regulations.

“Once you are found defying the curfew orders, we will assume you have already been exposed and will put you, under mandatory quarantine at your own cost.” he said