2-year-old tests positive for COVID-19 in Kenya as total number hits 191

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-11 22:30:09|Editor: huaxia

NAIROBI, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Health Ministry on Saturday confirmed two additional cases that tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number to 191.

Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health said the two cases were part of the 491 samples that medical personnel had tested in the past 24 hours.

"One is a Kenyan and the other is a foreign national. None has a history of travel," Mwangangi told journalists in Nairobi.

She said that the two who are from Nairobi and Mombasa, aged 2 and 32 years old were both picked by surveillance teams.

The official revealed that two more persons have been discharged after recovering fully from COVID-19, bringing to 24 persons that have so far recovered.

Mwangangi said that medical personnel have monitored a total of 2,054 contact persons so far and out of the number 1,546 have been discharged.

"A total of 508 contacts are being followed at the moment by medical personnel," Mwangangi revealed.

She said that out of 191 cases that have so far tested positive in the country, 109 are males while 82 are females.

The official urged Kenyans to adhere to the directive by the government in order to reduce the impact of the virus.