Coronavirus cases in Kenya rise to three

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The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to three after two more people tested positive.

Addressing the nation President Uhuru Kenyatta said the two new cases came into contact with the first victim

“As you may recall, when we first announced the confirmation of the first case, we stated that we had traced 27 persons who had come into contact with the first patient. We have since tested the 27 people at our National Influenza Center.

“Today, we have received confirmation of two more cases of the coronavirus. The two have tested positive as a result of coming into contact with the first patient,” said Kenyatta.

The president stated that the victims have since been moved into the Kenyatta National Hospital isolation facility.

“Our health officials have already moved them into Kenyatta National Hospital isolation facility. The medical teams are closely monitoring the patients who are reported to be in stable condition and are responding well to treatment,” said Kenyatta.