Kenya has on Thursday confirmed its first coronavirus death as confirmed by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
The patient 66-years of age is reported to have been suffering from diabetes and had arrived in Kenya from South Africa through Swaziland.
CS Kagwa further confirmed that the man had passed away in the afternoon and had been admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
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” We have received the sad news of the death of a patient who had tested positive for coronavirus.
The 66-year-old Kenyan citizen who passed on this afternoon had been admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
The man was suffering from diabetes had arrived in the country on March 13th, 2020 from South Africa via Swaziland.”
Coronavirus cases in Kenya
Earlier in the evening, the Ministry of Health confirmed three more coronavirus cases bringing the number to 31.
Two of the patients are from Kilifi County with one being from Nairobi County as confirmed by CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi.
The ministry warned leaders from announcing cases saying all updates will be from one place and that is from them.