TODAY’S COVID-19 UPDATE:
✔️1400 samples tested in the past 24 hours~
✔️ 15 new positive cases. (8 females, 7 males).
✔️ 4 Fatalities .
Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Kenya now stands at 411.
✔Currently we have 15 testing laboratories.
✔Contact tracing in key hotspot areas in Nairobi ;
Kawangware 13 cases &
Kilimani 6 cases.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Mandatory quarantine and increased testing is increasing the number of positive cases.
KomeshaCorona Kenya situation in the last 24 hours.
✅1434 samples tested
✅15 new cases (8 Females & 7 males)
*Age range 2-79
Fatalities 4 today.
KomeshaCorona case load summary as at 1st May 2020;
*14 out of 47 counties affected
*Majority of cases reported in Nairobi because of mandatory quarantine & Mombasa because of local transmission.
Hotspots in Kenya
*South C 7
Contact tracing is key.
You need to keep distance, stay home, wear mask 😷 and wash your hands.
It’s time to focus on local transmission.
From one case in Kawangware we now have 13 cases in the area. This is a hotspot area and that is why we are doing mass testing; CS Mutahi.
Covid Case Load Summary.
Local Transmissions VS imported transmission
As at 1st May 2020
First Kawangware case, case 189 brought about cases 243, 244, 245, 258,269 &270. All these are directly from case 189. Case 14 in Malindi brought about cases 15, 23 & 141.
Mandera has 8 cases & Wajir 2. The danger here is Somalia. It is a worrying case that’s why we have isolated Mandera. Out of today’s 15, 11 are from Mombasa. Mombasa is worrying and we have to take further measures on Mombasa.
More male have died than female.
Currently we have 15 testing laboratories and we shall continue to expand our capacities.
Wajir county now has capacity to carry out tests.
KomeshaCorona update comparative analysis of confirmed cases with other African countries;
81 % of men have died as a result of coronavirus compared 19% women.
All age groups have been affected by #COVID19 . The most affected are those in the most productive age group 30-59.
Females are recovering faster & in bigger numbers than male. 46% of the positive cases are female. Out of 21 deaths; 19% are female & 81% are male. People between 15 & 30 years, note that you are carrying, passing it on & killing other people.
*Travel restritictions are still on
*Mass production of PPEs
*Increasing testing capacity
*Mass testing ongoing in hotspot areas in Nairobi, truck drivers, health workers.
CS Mutahi Kagwe receiving 6000 PPES worth KES 30 Million from AIRTEL KENYA delivered by the CEO PD Sharma, Airtel Kenya.
COVID19 situation update as of 30th April 2020,
✅ 3,090,445 cases and 217,769 deaths worldwide
✅24,713 cases with 938 deaths Africa
Capacity to test #COVID19 is being scaled up. 15 labs at the moment;
*Kemri – NRB HIV Lab
*Kemri – Kilifi
*Kemri – Kisumu
*Kemri CDC – NRB
*Aga Khan Hospital
*Walter Reed, Kericho
On this occasion of labour day, we salute these frontliners of the battle against #COVID19, ranging from healthcare and supply chain.
Together we shall win this battle against COVID-19.
“Not even a single shilling of the COVID-19 funds will be lost under my watch. All monies will be accounted for and any suspected malpractices investigated thoroughly” – Mutahi Kagwe CS Health.
We will not hesitate to close restaurants not observing given directives. Health workers must be tested at all times. We are scaling up training of health workers particularly those using ventilators.