11 more test positive now 208 in Kenya- Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

We have tested 674 samples; 11 have tested positive of Coronavirus disease. All are Kenyans. One case has tested negative bringing the total recoveries to 40.

✔️674 samples tested
✔️11 new positive cases (All Kenyan)
✔️208 total positive cases
✔️15 new recoveries
✔️Total discharged and recovered stands at 40
✔️1 fatality today
✔️Total fatalities stand at 9.

All 11 are Kenyans: 6 males and 5 females aged between 1-45 years old.

Four (4) of the cases emanated from our mandatory quarantine centers, while seven (7) were picked by our surveillance teams.

Eleven new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:

  1. Mandera- 4
  2. Mombasa- 3
  3. Nairobi- 2
  4. Nakuru- 1
  5. Machakos- 1

Four have a history of travel from UAE.

✔️A total of 2,306 contacts have been monitored, out of which 1,687 have been discharged.

✔️619 contacts are being followed at the moment.

We have 142 cases admitted in various hospitals, two are in critical conditions; Ag. DG Dr. Patrick Amoth.

Covid-19 update:Mass testing has started. We can now test up to 1000 per day; CS Mutahi.

CS Mutahi; We have up-scaled our level of preparedness & response to contain the spread of this virus.
✅ Bought Kshs.140M PPE’s
✅Tested 8,123 samples
✅Mobilized 500 ventilators for critical care
✅Manufactured & distributed millions of litres of sanitizer;

I want to acknowledge the role played by the parliamentary leadership & Committees of both Houses for overall response & intervention measures in regard to Covid-19.

The Burial of CoVid-19 person in Siaya County has raised concerns and we are working with the county to address the issue; CS Mutahi.

While we appreciate that times are hard, we appeal to employers to be considerate and to negotiate with their employees during this period.

We acknowledge the hotels that have expressed their willingness to support CoVid-19 interventions by providing food support to 2,000 healthcare workers through the Ministry of Tourism.

We appreciate Kenyans for their generosity to support CoVid-19 interventions; CS Health Mutahi Kagwe .

Kenyans of goodwill have come out in large numbers to offer material & financial support, to the vulnerable members of our society. We want to appreciate them for their generosity & appeal to others to emulate, through the Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

We appeal to foreign nationals in the country to comply with the Public Health Act, in the fight against this disease.

Countries that are unable to convince their nationals to do so are free to evacuate them.

We are carrying on with online learning for our children who are at home; CS Education Prof. George Magoha.

My children are enjoying their holiday. We cannot risk their lives. We have worked on a backup plan and we shall not postpone exams; Prof. George Magoha, CS Education.

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