Kenya coronavirus cases rise to seven

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Three more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Kenya bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to seven.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said all the cases are from people who had flown into the country from abroad.

Two of the cases are of a couple that had travelled from Madrid, Spain, on March 4 through Dubai and arrived in the country on March 5.

The third case was a Burundian national who travelled from Dubai to Kenya arriving on March 17.

“18 cases are currently admitted at Mbagathi Hospital, seven have been screened and are negative. Samples from the remaining 11 are currently being tested,” he said adding that the coronavirus threat Kenya is facing is from Kenyans from other countries.

The CS noted that tracing of the individuals who were in contact with the patients is ongoing.

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