Covid-19: Kenya records first death

 Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

NAIROBI, March 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Kenya has registered its first death from the coronavirus (Covid-19), the health ministry announced.

In a statement, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said that the victim was a 66-year-old Kenyan man and had a long-term health condition.

“We have received the sad news of the death of first patient who had tested positive for coronavirus,” said Kagwe.

He had arrived into the country from South Africa through Eswatini on March 13.

The patient died at the Aga Khan Hospital intensive care unit in the capital Nairobi on Thursday afternoon.

Kenya has confirmed three more cases of coronavirus, raising the national tally to 31. — NNN-AGENCIES