The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 225 after nine more patients tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The nine cases are part of a cluster of 803 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
Speaking during the daily briefing at Afya house, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe warned Kenyans not to downplay the severity of the pandemic in Kenya based on the current numbers.
Kagwe further revealed that all the nine patients are Kenyans who have no history of travel outside the country but were identified through contact tracing.
“We are not out of danger. We are aware that there are those looking at our figures and celebrating a bit too early. A comparative review of the countries now being overrun by the virus shows that they were reporting similar figures as we are now. Our 4.6% death rate is within the global range of 6.3% Out figures should there not delude or deceive any of us into dropping the ball,” said Kagwe
Five of the nine new patients are from Nairobi and four from Mombasa. The new patients are aged between nine and 69 years.
12 more patients have also been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 53.
One more patient has also succumbed to COVID-19 in the country, raising the total number of deaths to 10.