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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and Principal Secretary Susan Mochache during a session with a Parliamentary Committee on Health to brief them on COVID-19 progress in the country.

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COVID-19 cases rise to 363 in Kenya after 8 new confirmations

NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 27 – COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 363 Monday, after 8 new confirmations following tests conducted since Sunday.

“We have eight new cases which have been confirmed today,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe told a Parliamentary Committee on Health.

He said the new cases are spread out in Nairobi and the coastal town of Mombasa. The two counties have been recording a higher number of cases, and are among five counties where cessation of movement was declared.

The other two are Kilifi, Kwale and Mandera.

On Monday, Kagwe told the MPs that 8 more patients had been discharged from hospital, raising the total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country to 114.

All the new cases reported on Monday are from Kenyans. None of them had history of recent travel out of the country.

“We are also happy because, through the work of very diligent health workers, we have also discharged 8 more people,” Kagwe told the legislators.

The number of fatalities from COVID-19 in the country remained at 14 as at April 27.

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Globally, the pandemic has claimed 207,722 lives and infected over 3 million others.

However, 894,464 people have recovered.

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