16-year-old succumbs to coronavirus as number rises to 21,363


A 16-year-old patient succumb to coronavirus in the country. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the teenager’s death raises concern over the risk the disease poses to young people with the country’s death toll now at 364.

“We are increasingly seeing younger people passing away. People should stop socializing and gathering,” he said.

Kenya now has 21,363 cases of coronavirus cases with 8,419 recoveries.

CS Kagwe stated that Nairobi remains a hotspot and Kirinyaga is also another county where infection rate is rapidly rising.

In addition, he noted that Kiambu, Machakos and Kajiado require strategic support as they are overloaded.