The number of people in Kenya who have tested positive for Covid-19 has risen to 38, the Ministry of Health said Saturday.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said seven more people tested positive for the new coronavirus. They include, four Kenyans, two Congolese and a Chinese citizen.
Yesterday, the government released a report indicating that the over 200 people who arrived in Kenya from China earlier this month and were under self quarantine had been found to be negative of the virus.
The pandemic has hit both third world and developed countries currently being recorded in 199 countries.
According to World Meters, a website keen on tracking real time reports on coronavirus cases in the world, there are a total of 614,000 cases of COVID-19 in the world. Figures also show that USA is leading with the positive cases at 104,000 followed by China and Italy respectively.
The three countries have a combined total of more than 260,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19 including some of the top artists and leaders in the world. Total recoveries standards at slightly above 137,000 in the world while those who have succumbed are 28,240 people.
Kenya has recorded a single death and a single recovery case while China leads in recovery cases at slightly above 74,000 people.
Mali, another country in Africa has also confirmed seven news of the virus as Germany records a huge number at 2,469 new cases and 48 new deaths. Spain has also recorded 6,529 new cases of COVID-19.
On the other hand, China which remains the ground zero of the virus has recorded 54 new cases all of which were imported from abroad, 3 new deaths all in Hubei, and 367 new recoveries as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.
As per WHO recommendations, the only sure way to tame the virus from spreading is maintaining hand hygiene, use of hand sanitizers, social distancing and self quarantine. The Kenyan government has also urged people to work from home.