14 more people have tested positive of coronavirus bringing the total to 172; CS Mutahi.
In the last 24 hours, we have tested a total of 696 samples out of which 14 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease out of which 12 are Kenyans and two are foreigners.
3 more patients have recovered after undergoing treatment.
We are pleased to report that in the last 24 hours 3 patients have been released from our facilities having turned negative. In the last 24 hours we tested 696 people and 14 tested positive. 12 are Kenyans and 2 are foreigners.
7 of the positive cases are from Nairobi, 2 Mombasa, 1 Machakos, 1 Kisii and 2 Mandera.
The 14 confirmed cases have been taken to isolation facilities and contact tracing is ongoing. Eight of the new cases are males and six are females aged between 5 to 56 years.
We have one person in critical condition but out of danger. Majority of cases are mild. Youngest so far is 2 year old and oldest 72 years. Case fatality rate is 2-3%; Dr. Patrick Amoth, Ag. Director General Health.
So far, a total of 1,928 persons have been monitored, 1,415 have been discharged and 513 are currently on follow up. To date, we have managed to test 4,973 samples from individuals.
We are pleased to inform you COVID-19 is manageable. We have discharged three 3 additional individuals from hospital. This brings to seven the total number of individuals discharged; CS Mutahi.
“Getting the virus is not a death sentence, but it means you can pass the virus to others very quickly,” CS Health, Mutahi Kagwe.
Mass testing is the next step in the four counties but we are beginning with medical personal to isolate cases with infection.
All Health workers including those in private facilities to be tested.
All golf clubs must be closed with immediate effect including club houses; CS Health, Mutahi Kagwe.
More measures aside from social distancing include;
- Open air sporting clubs must strictly observe social distancing.
- All golf clubs are closed until further notice.
- All health workers in quarantine facilities must begin testing with immediate effect.
We want to thank all our health workers for working tirelessly under difficult circumstances to fight coronavirus. We will support you to enhance your performance; CS Mutahi.
We wish to clarify that the extra 14-day quarantine period of the individuals in the various facilities ONLY applies to the facilities where positive cases were reported.
Once a hotel has a positive case, it must stop taking in / admitting guest – CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Everybody must make an effort to wear a face mask in public places – CS Health Mutahi Kagwe
“Let us protect ourselves by taking precautionary measures in place. We are doing our best but you must also take responsibility,” CS Mutahi.
We have not stopped movement of people internally but we are encouraging people to stay at home and work from home; CS Mutahi
The virus is already within us and we cannot let it to run ahead of us and embark on chasing it. Should we allow this to happen, it will be very difficult to catch up with it.,” CS Health., Mutahi Kagwe.
The issue of insufficient PPEs is now a matter that has been fully been addressed. By the end of this week we will have 10,000 kits and after seven days we will roll out over 200,000 kits; CS Mutahi.
April 7, 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses & midwives, recognizing their vital role in keeping the world healthy.
Nurses & other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response, putting their lives to risk to protect the broader community.
CS Mutahi Kagwe:
“I want to take this opportunity to once again thank our healthcare workers in Public, Private and Mission Hospitals, who have worked tirelessly and sometimes under very difficult conditions.”