Kenya has today confirmed its first confirmed death of the coronavirus since the first case was confirmed on March 13, 2020.
This was confirmed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday through a press release. The death was that of a 66-year-old citizen who was admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
The CS confirmed that the patient was also suffering from diabetes. He had arrived in the country on March 13, 2020, from South Africa via Switzerland.
We have received the sad news of the first patient who had tested positive for coronavirus.
The 66-year-old male Kenyan citizen who passed on this afternoon had been admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
The man who was suffering from Diabetes had arrived in the country on March 13th, 2020, from South Africa via Switzerland.
My condolences to the family.Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
The country currently has 31 confirmed cases with three more also confirmed today. In a press briefing on Thursday, Ministry of Health, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr Mercy Mwangangi said the three new cases are all Kenyan women aged between 30 and 61 years.
Two of the three patients are from Kilifi County and the other one is in Nairobi County.
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