COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya

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COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseNairobi
Arrival date13 March 2020
(3 years, 1 week and 4 days)
Confirmed cases737 (as of 13 May)[1]
Active cases416 (as of 13 May)
Recovered281 (as of 13 May)
40 (as of 13 May)
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic reached Kenya in March 2020 with the initial cases reported in the capital city Nairobi and in the coastal area Mombasa county.

On 13 March, the first case in Kenya, a 27-year-old Kenyan woman who traveled from the US via London, was confirmed.[2]

On April 1, Kenya's coronavirus cases rose by 22, bringing the total to 81 confirmed cases to date.[3] Additionally, the Kenyan government confirmed that the first and third reported cases had both full recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries nationally to three.[4]

As of April 15, 2019, the Kenyan Ministry of Health reported 9 new cases increasing the total number of cases to 225, 12 new recoveries thus increasing the number of total recoveries to 53. The Ministry also reported 1 new fatality, increasing the total number of fatalities to 10.[5]

2366 people had been tested as of April 15, 2020, 1911 people had been released after testing negative.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tracking the spread of coronavirus". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  2. "Kenya confirms first coronavirus case - VIDEO". Daily Nation. 13 March 2020.
  3. "Twenty two more test positive for coronavirus". Archived from the original on 10 April 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  4. "Kenya coronavirus cases increase to 81 after 22 test positive". Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  5. Kenya Ministry of Health (15 April 2020). "Coronavirus Update".