In the last 24 hours, we have 11 new coronavirus positive cases out 589 samples tested. This now brings the total number of positive cases to 374. We need to be vigilant and follow guidelines.
In today’s cases, there are two children aged 3 years, and the oldest is 75. Out the 11 cases, 7 are from Nairobi and four 4 from Mombasa -Health CAS Rashid Aman.
Of the 7 Nairobi cases;
✅4 cases are from Kawangware
✅one case Eastleigh,
✅one Manji Estate and
All the 4 Mombasa cases are from Kibokoni (Old Town).
The trend of positive cases in the last few days has been restricted to Nairobi & Mombasa. This is indicative of increased local transmission in these two counties. We have therefore enhanced contact tracing, surveillance & infection control management in these counties.
The trend of positive cases in the last few days has been restricted to Nairobi and Mombasa & we are advising residents of these areas to take extra measures to avoid contracting the virus.
We have discharged 10 patients bringing the total number of recoveries to 124.
This are just not numbers.
This are recoveries.
We are grateful to God.
We thank our healthcare workers and all those who have contributed to #KomeshaCorona achievements.
We want assure Kenyans that COVID-19 disease is treatable. With proper management and care, patients have healed and reintegrated back to society.
As we celebrate the recoveries, we want to remind Kenyans that the enemy is still in our midst. It is therefore absolutely necessary that we continue to strictly observe the containment measures that have consistently been advocated for by Ministry of Health Kenya ; Dr. Rashid.
Cumulatively,the age group of 30 to 59 continue to carry the burden of #COVID-19 in our population. They account for 224 cases 60% of the 374 total cases. When you add to the 99 cases of the age group 15 to 29; that comes to 323 cases from our most active segment.
Distribution of cases by County of detection and isolation.
✅Uasin Gishu 1
Pubs remain closed, only restaurants and eateries will be reopened while following the guidelines given by the Ministry of Health Kenya
Mass testing of eateries and restaurant workers, is a necessary intervention to break the cycle to limit the possibility of transmission within such establishments; Dr. Rashid Aman.
There are about 6000 food handlers in this industry we will move progressively to cover all of them without compromising the measures in place; Dr. Rashid Aman, CAS Health.
We are working out a plan to have all food handlers tested, but we calling for patience and cooperation of the management of these facilities owing to the challenge we are facing regarding some of the essential components of test kits; Dr. Rashid.
We are encouraging facilities that can arrange for private testing of their staff to do so, in consultation with the Ministry of Health; Dr. Rashid.
All measures are in place to ensure security forces are protected; Dr. Rashid.
Dr. Kuria, Head Public Health; We are working on other guidelines to see which other areas we are going to open up .
We encourage our security forces to continue the good job of ensuring that people do not leave & get into these counties.
Let us continue to exercise patience, cooperation & understanding. Together, we shall beat this virus & resume our jobs, schools, businesses.