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Three patients recover from Covid-19 as cases in the country shoot to172


Kenya has confirmed an additional14 cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 172.

Four of the patients were already in the quarantine facilities while 10 were picked by the Ministry of Health officials during contact tracing.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 696 samples were tested out of which the 14 tested positive.

12 of the 14  cases are Kenyans while the remaining two are foreign Nationals who recently traveled to the country.

The new cases are spread out in different counties with Nairobi having 7 cases,2 from Mombasa, Machakos 1, Kisii 1, Kiambu 1 and Mandera reported two cases who recently traveled from Mombasa.

The ministry of health also reported three more recoveries, bringing the total number of those who have recovered from the disease in the country to 7.

Speaking on Tuesday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe ordered all sports clubs to observe social distancing urging managers to limit the numbers of members in their facilities.

The CS also ordered all golf clubs shut with immediate effect to curb the spread of the Covid-19.

The Health CS also urged Kenyans to brace themselves for tougher times and tough measures in the fight against the global Pandemic.

“Let us embrace that which will save us from lurking danger. It’s important we adhere to measures if we are to score significant gains against this monster,” he said

Kagwe also directed that all health workers, including those in private hospitals and rapid response teams and all staff in all facilities holding quarantined persons, to commence testing with immediate effect.