Latest Coronavirus Updates in Kenya

Below is the Latest Coronavirus Updates in Kenya (COVID-19 Kenya)




A Timeline of COVID-19 Updates in Kenya – Ministry of Health Updates

Day 0 – Mar 05, 2020

A 27-year-old lady arrived in Kenya from Ohio via Heathrow, London on March 5th, 2020.

Day 1 – Mar 13, 2020

The Lady went to Mbagathi for Checkup and was confirmed to have the coronavirus. She was then taken to Kenyatta National Hospital for Quarantine. The Government through the Minister of Health (Mutahi Kagwe) made the announcement and started tracking people who may have been in contact with the Lady. Public gatherings were banned and Kenyans told to take preventive measures.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 1
Confirmed Deaths: 0

Day 2 – Mar 15, 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta made a public address. 27 people who patient Zero had contact with were tracked and sent to Mbagathi hospital for testing. 2 of them tested positive. The government issued directives including closing down of schools, banning public meetings and gatherings. It also urged people to use cashless methods of payments. The Judiciary closed shop as well.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 2
Confirmed Deaths: 0

Day 3 – Mar 17, 2020

The patient traveled from London to Nairobi on 8th march and Arrived on the 9th of march.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 1
Confirmed Deaths: 0

Day 4 – Mar 18, 2020

Two of the patients were a couple who came from Madrid, Spain via Dubai on 4th march arriving in Kenya on 5th March. The third case involved a Burundian National who traveled from Dubai to Kenya on 17th March. He was picked at JKIA.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 3
Confirmed Deaths: 0

Day 5 – Mar 22, 2020

Ministry of Health confirmed 8 more positive cases. 5 Kenyans (Including the Deputy Governor of Kilifi County), 2 French nationals and 1 Mexican. The persons arrived in Kenya through JKIA between the 4th and 17th of March. The Government said that from March 25th no passenger flights would be allowed in and out of the Country. Bars to remain closed. Restaurants to open only to take away services.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 8
Confirmed Deaths: 0

Day 6 – Mar 23, 2020

The newly confirmed case was a person who came into contact with the cases confirmed on day 5.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 9
Confirmed Deaths: 0

Day 7 – Mar 24, 2020

Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Health РMutahi Kagwe announced that 82 tests were done within the last 24 hours. Of the 82 tests, 9 people tested positive of Corona Virus Р7 of them were Kenyans and 2 Foreigners. Of the 7 Kenyans, 3 contacted the virus from earlier confirmed cases and the 4 others were imported from other countries. The COVID-19  in Kenya was spread in 4 Counties РNairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, and Kwale.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 9
Confirmed Deaths: 0

Day 8 – Mar 25, 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the Nation. There were 3 more confirmed cases and 1 recovered patient. In addition, the President also announced that there would be a dusk to dawn curfew (7:00 pm to 5:00 am). There were more measures to cut down taxes.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 3
Recovered Cases: 1
Confirmed Deaths: 0

Day 9 – Mar 26, 2020

Through a National Address by Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, the number of confirmed positive cases in Kenya rose to 31 after 3 more patients tested positive for COVID19. The three were Kenyan females aged between age 30 and 61 who had come into contact with the previously confirmed cases. Of the three cases, one is from Nairobi and two from Kilifi. The affected counties so far are Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Kajiado.

Confirmed Positive Cases: 3
Recovered Cases: 0
Confirmed Deaths: 0