9 more test positive of Coronavirus in Kenya coming to 59 – CAS Health Mercy Mwangangi

In the last 24 hours, 234 samples have been analysed and 9 people have tested positive bringing the total to 59 as of today, 31 March 2020

A total of 1668 people have been monitored out of which, 508 have been discharged after completing the 14-day quarantine period, while 1160 are still being monitored.

In regards to isolation centres, the government is in the process of setting up & equipping facilities. At the moment, the isolation centre at Mbagathi hospital which has a capacity of 120 beds is already running.

The process of exploring & identifying schools to be used as isolation facilities is ongoing. The National & County governments are partnering in this process.

The Ministry of Health, Kenya thanks health workers who have dedicated their time & are working in tough conditions. The government is putting in effort to protect them & ensure they have the right gear.

We are in the process of setting up and equipping isolation facilities. Our Isolation facility at Mbagathi Hospital is running on a capacity of 120 beds.

The government is also in the process of equipping Kenyatta University Teaching & Referral Hospital which has a capacity of 300 beds.

The government is engaging with local manufacturers to scale up capacity Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).

“We are also in the process of exploring and identifying schools to be used as isolation facilities, in partnership with the County Governments,”
Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Adminstration Secretary, Health.

Currently we are working to increase testing capacity by opening more centers countrywide to fasten the process.

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