In the last 24 hours, 1075 people were tested out of which 25 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive cases to 607.
The COVID-19 UPDATE update today in Kenya
✔️25 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 607
✔️7 new recoveries today
✔️Total discharged and recovered stands at 197
✔️3 fatalities today
✔️Total fatalities stand at 29
From this number, 22 are Kenyans, One Ugandan, one Tanzanian and one Chinese National.
The ages of today’s positive cases range from 8 years for the youngest and 73 years for the oldest.
*21 are males & 4 are females.
Isiolo is the latest county to have a confirmed case bringing total number of counties affected with #COVID19 to 18. 7 new recoveries have been recorded, and unfortunately 3 more patients have succumbed.
The breakdown of cases by County in the last 24 hours;
The 17 new cases from Nairobi are spread in the following estates; Eastleigh 9,
Umoja 1 and
Juja Road 1. – CAS Rashid Aman
In Mombasa : Likoni 1
Nakuru: Solai 1
We have 7 new discharges bringing the total number of those who have recovered from the disease to 197.
We lost 3 other patients, 2 from Nairobi, and one from Mombasa, bringing to 29 the number of people lost to this disease.
During tough times is when we bring out the best in ourselves. We urge our people in estates where there is restriction of movement to desist movement & help us in controlling this pandemic; Dr. Rashid Aman, CAS Health.
Don’t move out to the neighboring estates. You are spreading the risk; Dr. Aman.
Observe high standards of hygiene, keep distance and wear your masks.
It’s been noted people in Eastleigh and Old Town are sneaking out of the two areas after the announcement of the cessation yesterday. Note that you may unknowingly be transferring the virus to other places within Mombasa and Nairobi as you may be a carrier without knowing.
We are appealing to the residents of Eastleigh & Old Town Mombasa to understand that the measures we introduced are aimed at protecting all of us, to curb the rising numbers of those testing positive for #COVID19.
All cross border truck drivers are required to be tested at the point of origin, and obtain a corona free certificate forty-eight hours before departure.
This in line with an agreement arrived at between EAC member states on COVID-19 protocol.
We are appealing to Kenyans to report to the authorities any persons who recently moved into their neighbourhoods. We should be our brother’s keeper; Dr. Aman.
Be vigilant and anyone with symptoms such as high fever, sneezing, coughing, body ache – call 719 for assistance.
Continuously use face masks even at home, clean and disinfect your house ? and avoid sharing linen; Dr. Patrick Amoth, Ag. DG.
Today Ministry of Health (MOH) Kenya and WHO Kenya trained frontline healthcare workers from Nairobi County on proper
techniques for collecting COVID-19 specimens for testing & use of Personal Protective Equipment.
The gov’t has made plans to evacuate Kenyans who had travelled to India for treatment. They are expected to land at JKIA this evening. MoH officials will be there to facilitate their arrival and subsequent self-quarantine at home.
People were reluctant to present themselves for testing. Testing and quarantine will be catered for by the govt. People should now come to be tested. Let us all flatten the curve.