16 people have tested positive for Coronavirus from 946 samples tested in the last 24 hours bringing to a total of 336 in Kenya. We have 5 discharges today Dr. Rashid Aman CAS Health.
✔️946 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️16738 total samples tested
✔️16 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 336
✔️Fatalities remain at 14
✔️887 still being monitored.
We have five (5) discharges today, bringing to 94 the total number of the people who have recovered from the disease.
94 isn’t Just a number those are recoveries.
We thank God.
The number of fatalities arising from COVID-19 diseases has remained 14 since April 18th. We are most grateful, first of all to God, the Almighty, and to the medics and health workers taking care of our patients.
We are continuing to scale up our testing, with full awareness that it is only through testing that we can know the scope of our problem. In the last 24 hours,we have tested 946 samples across twelve (12) counties. This brings to 16,738 the total number of tests conducted so far.
From these latest tests, sixteen (16) persons have tested positive for Covid 19 disease. We therefore have a total of 336 confirmed cases in the country. The 16 were picked out from among communities by our surveillance teams; eleven (11) in Nairobi and five (5) in Mombasa.
The 11 Nairobi cases are spread between Dandora (5), City park (2), Eastleigh (1), Parklands (2) and Pipeline (1). Mombasa’s five cases are in Kiembeni (1), Centi Kumi (1), Stadium (1), Msikiti Nuru (1) and Mulaloni (1).
We are currently monitoring 887 contacts relating to these cases, and we hope they will not produce many more cases.
While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent covid-19 infection maintaining a healthy diet is an important part of supporting a strong immune system.
Eating healthy diets, with plenty of fruits and vegetables, keeping physically active, quitting smoking, limiting or avoiding alcohol intake, and getting enough sleep are key components of a healthy lifestyle.
Adopting a healthy life style is important now more than ever before. A healthy lifestyle will ensure that the body functions better and improve the immune system.
Earlier this week,we emphasized the importance of healthy living. It is important to note that people with non-communicable diseases such as heart diseases,hypertension, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disorders,among other NCDs are more susceptible to contracting Covid-19
We urge persons with these conditions to follow all the precautionary measures for preventing COVID-19, with great discipline. Adopting a healthy life style is important now more than ever before.
We have also seen a sustained push for full reopening of Courts. While we know that the courts serve a very important function in this country, we regret that this is not the time. We want to thank the Judiciary,the CJ Hon. Maraga, for exercising restraint in handling this matter.
Whereas we have registered significant gains due to the measures we have in place, we have equally noted a degree of complacency creeping back. We are particularly concerned about the return of mass gatherings in the form of political meetings in parts of the country.
While the intention of some of these gatherings could be noble, like what we saw in Meru/ Elgeyo Marakwet, the execution violates our rules that we have been preaching, day in day out. We wish to remind our political leaders to desist from undermining the laid down rules.
Today, is the penultimate of the national curfew announced on March 27th as part of the wider measures to contain COVID-19 disease. Despite a few lapses, we have made tremendous use of this period to halt spread of this virus.
We are continuing to scale up our testing, with full awareness that it is only through testing that we can know the scope of our problem.
✔We applaud the media for taking the initiative of highlighting the weak links in this #COVID-19 fight. We encourage the Media to continue shedding light on who is pulling us back.