A total of 110 people have tested COVID-19 positive in Kenya so far – CS Kagwe.
In the last 24 hours, we have managed to test a total of 662 samples out of which 29 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease, CS Mutahi Kagwe.
CS for Health Mutahi Kagwe, confirms two more deaths from Coronavirus disease. Two #COVID19 patients have succumbed bringing the number of deaths from the virus in Kenya to 3.
“It is sad to report that we have lost 2 patents who were being treated for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This now brings the total number of deaths in Kenya to 3.”- CS Health.
Today, we lost two patients who had tested positive for the disease, one in Nairobi and another in Mombasa.
This now brings to three the number of deaths of those who have tested positive for the virus in the country.
Out of the 29, 28 are Kenyans while one is Congolese. This now brings the total number of those who have tested positive for the disease in the country to 110.
“The 29 cases includes 13 males and 16 females, 23 of the confirmed cases were detected in the designated quarantine facilities while 6 are from suspected cases admitted in isolation units in various Health facilities. The ages of these cases range from 16 to 64 years.”
All the 29 people have been placed isolation in various health facilities and contact tracing has commenced.
The distribution of new cases according to facilities of admission is as follows; Aga Khan University Hospital 3,Crown Plaza Airport 11,Four points Sheraton Airport 1,KISE 2,KITI Nakuru 2,KMTC 5,KNH 1,Mathari Hospital 1,Nairobi Hospital 1,Pride Inn Azzure 2.
We have embarked on mass testing for 2,050 people that we placed under mandatory quarantine in various hotels and designated Government Facilities.
The Deputy Govorner of Kilifi has fully recovered and we shall take action on him~ CS Mutahi
CS Mutahi Kagwe; “I am pleased to announce to you that the Deputy Governor of Kilifi County, whom we placed under mandatory quarantine has fully recovered. He has been declared fit after being subjected to three tests, all of which turned negative.”
Those in quarantine are advised to keep physical distance.
We shall be hiring 5000 health workers across the counties to begin immediately .
The process should be finalized in the next 1 week. An additional 1000 health workers are also in the process of being hired to work at Mbagathi & KU Hospitals.
We are advising members of the public to put on masks when getting into a matatu one is advised to put on a mask.
Local production of masks and PPEs has began.
“This virus does not move by itself. It is moved by you and I. We must change our behaviour and attitude if we have to cut the transmission of the virus,” CS Health, Mutahi Kagwe.
“Arising from the trends, we are considering announcing stiffer measures to deal with the disease. Let us continue to observe precautionary measures wherever you are, by observing the highest standard of hygiene, social distancing…” CS Kagwe
All tuk tuk and matatu operators and passengers are advised to wear masks. From today, the country has started the production of masks and personal protective equipment (PPEs).
“We applaud our Kenya Governors for scaling up precautionary measures through random screening at their borders among other measures and urge all the counties to heighten their level of preparedness.”
” The situation in our country is not getting better; it is getting worse. This disease is a pandemic and the government is continuously improving its capacity to handle it, even as the cases continue to increase.”
” It is shocking & disheartening to see some Kenyans have taken to social media to make a mockery of the efforts the country is making to fight this virus. It is wrong to trivialize the recovery of two Kenyans & to brand government efforts as a PR exercise.”
“The government condemns in the strongest terms, anyone who would seek to trivialize Kenyans who have survived the virus as it is wrong & should not happen. Close to 1m people worldwide wide have been infected with the virus & over 47,000 have lost their lives.”
If the government had not enforced a mandatory quarantine, the story would be different. Kenyans need to take extreme measure wherever they are. The Government is discouraging mass movement of people, esp those staying in Nairobi to up country even during the Easter period.
Beginning today, our Port Health Teams have embarked on disinfecting the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the next one week. The exercise will be extended to all other airports.