Kenya’s covid-19 cases rise to 31

Thursday March 26 2020


Nairobi. Kenya has confirmed three more cases of coronavirus, raising the national tally to 31.

In a briefing, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi the latest cases are all Kenyans and close contacts of previous reported cases.

Dr Mwangangi said 906 persons have been traced and are being monitored and that 18 of them at the Mbagathi Hospital.

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.

Dr. Mwangangi noted that two of the three patients are from Kilifi County while the other is from Nairobi, adding that they are close contacts of patients who have already tested positive.

“The new patients have already been taken into isolation and are being monitored by our medical personnel together with others who previously tested positive,” said the Health CAS.


All the 31 cases are spread out in Nairobi, Kajiado, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale.

She added that tracing of contacts for the new patients and those of the previous patients are still ongoing, noting that the number of close contacts so far stands at 1,029.