12 new people test positive for Coronavirus now 355 in Kenya – Dr. Rashid Aman

In the last 24 hours, we have confirmed 12 new cases of Coronavirus in the country bringing to total of 355. 8 of these are from Nairobi and 4 from Mombasa. All the twelve 12 are Kenyans, but three 3 have a recent history of travel from Somali. Aged between 14 and 60 years.

The Nairobi cases are spread out between Kibera (2), Karen (1), Dandora (1), Eastleigh (1), Kasarani (1), South B (1) and Umoja (1). Mombasa’s four (4) cases were from Mvita-Kuze (1), Mishomoroni (1), Mvita-Bondeni (1) and Barsheba (1).

Today, we acknowledge positive steps we have made towards the management of COVID-19 patients. We are delighted to announce that today, we have surpassed the 100 mark for recovery of patients. In the last 24 hours, we have discharged eight (8) patients from our hospitals.

This brings to 106 the total number of our recoveries. Dr. Rashid Aman, CAS Health.

The number of those who have died from COVID-19 have remained at 14. Within the same period, we have discharged 39 persons; Dr. Rashid Aman, CAS Health.

This is an indication of the dedication of our healthcare workers. From the bottom of our hearts,we want to thank our medical health workers for the role they have played. They remain our frontline soldiers without whom fighting this war would be difficult, if not impossible.

We wish to remind those who may be experiencing psychological distress to reach out to Absa, Minet and PLC, on 20204# for counselling and support. They have come up with initiatives to care for our health workers . We appreciate them. Thank you.

Even as our healthworkers dedicate their time to manage our healthcare facilities,their efforts alone will not be enough in flattening the curve. It requires all of us to exercise our individual contributions by observing the various intervention measures continuously announced.

We want to thank our people for observing these measures. The achievements we have registered could not have been possible without their cooperation. We want to thank our Mama Mbogas, boda boda,matatu operators, the youth, taxi drivers, for their contribution to this fight.

The Kenya National Emergency Responses Committee (NERC) has directed the following;

Testing of track drivers to start immediately at all border crossing points.

1.The Count Governments to increase training of their health care workers by utilizing the already trained personnel as trainers.

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the County Governments to identify Covid 19 isolation facilities at County Level 4 to 6 Facilities.

3. The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the County Governments to identify Covid 19 isolation facilities at County Level 4 to 6 Facilities.

The government has extended school closure for one month effective May 4 2020 which was the initial opening date; Education CS George Magoha.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has said the Government has put off the schools opening date by one month owing to the ongoing war on covid-19. Schools were supposed to open on May 4th 2020.

Education CS George Magoha says the Government has not postponed the KCPE and KCSE.

We are urging Kenyans to wear their face masks properly above the nose and below the mouth to prevent the entry/exit of the virus – Isiolo Governor Mohammed Abdi Kuti.

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