6-year-old dies of coronavirus in Kenya

6-year-old dies of coronavirus in Kenya

The administration of Kenyatta National Hospital is isolating and testing patients and healthcare workers who were in the intensive care unit following the death of a six-year-old child from Covid-19.

The boy, who had chronic anaemia, succumbed to the disease on Wednesday, raising the number of people who have died of the coronavirus to four.

Health minister Mutahi Kagwe, in a speech read by Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi, said that 122 people had tested positive for Covid-19.

This was after another 12 people tested positive Friday from the 362 samples analysed in the preceding 24 hours.

Dr Patrick Amoth, the director-general of health, said the ward where the boy was admitted would be disinfected.

Dr Amoth stressed the need for social distancing, the directive that people should stay away from groups and from each other.

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