Kenya confirms 8 new coronavirus cases, total number rises to 363

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press. PHOTO/COURTESY

By Alice Victoria for Lolwe digital

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Monday announced that Kenya had confirmed 8 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number to 363.

CS Kagwe, addressing the press at Afya House, said 4 of the new cases were recorded in Mombasa, three in Nairobi and one in Kwale.

The CS, while stating that all the 8 are Kenyans, added that 5 were picked by the surveillance team while the remaining 3 are from the mandatory quarantine facilities.

He also noted that the number of Covid-19 recoveries had also risen to 114 after 8 more people were discharged.

“We are learning from experiences elsewhere, countries are opening up much earlier than we think we should, other countries have delayed…but we want to make our own measures based on our own experiences and based on what we have seen as a people,” he said.

“If we discipline ourselves we can begin to defeat this virus. My hope and prayer is that this is what is going to happen.”