Eight new coronavirus cases in Kenya test negative

The number of patients with the coronavirus in Kenya remained at seven on Thursday, the Ministry of Health says that eight other suspected cases all had negative results.

In his update for today, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said that the eight people were tested in the past 24 hours and that they were being processed for discharge from the hospital. “Today we report no increase in positive cases,” he said, noting the tests will continue if suspicious cases are identified.

CS Kagwe said that the seven patients are six Kenyans and one Burundian and that all these cases have been imported. “All seven are doing well,” he said.

The government explained further that a man who arrived from Lisbon, Portugal, was found on Sunday at Serena Hotel and taken to the Mbagathi hospital isolation unit for testing.

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