Kenya confirms 25 new COVID-19 cases
Kenya's health ministry on Thursday confirmed 25 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 607.
Rashid Aman, chief administrative secretary for health, said the latest cases are from 1,975 samples which were tested in the last 24 hours.
"This number is growing as you can see and we must stop it," Aman told journalists in Nairobi during a daily media briefing.
He noted that the patients are 22 Kenyans and three foreign nationals.
Aman said that seven people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 197.
He however said that three patients died during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 29.
The ministry on Wednesday restricted movements in Eastleigh residential estate in Nairobi and Old Town in Mombasa following the high number of the novel coronavirus cases reported in the two areas.
Kenya has so far banned large gatherings to ensure social distancing, closed learning institutions, and imposed a countrywide night curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19. (Xinhua)