In the last 24 hours, 922 people were tested out of which 14 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive cases to 621. 10 of these patients are from Nairobi, 3 from Mombasa, 1 from Machakos.
In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE today in Kenya.
✔️922 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️14 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 621
✔️ 5 recoveries today
✔️Total discharged and recovered stands at 202
✔️Total fatalities stand at 29,
Machakos is the latest county to have a confirmed case bringing total number of counties affected with #COVID19 to 19.
13 cases were picked by our surveillance team, while 1 case is from our quarantine facilities.
1 South C
1 Irigu in Dagoreti South
1 in the quarantine facilities.
1 Athi River
Patients range between the ages of 11 months and 49 years. 9 are male and 5 are female.
Today we have 5 new discharges, bringing the total number of those who have recovered from the disease to 202.
We thank our health workers for dedication & commitment towards this achievement.
29,430 samples have been tested so far in our labs.
I want to appeal to Kenyans to be understanding and warmly receive our brothers and sisters who have recovered from this disease; Dr Rashid Aman.
Observe social distance, wash your hands, wear face masks ? and stay home if possible, to stop the virus from spreading.
We are boosting capacity to monitor porous borders; Dr. Rashid Aman.
Last evening Ministry of Health Kenya facilitated the arrival & accommodation of 237 Kenyans who had gone to India for treatment. They were accommodated in hotels, while being processed for home based self-quarantine at the Government expense.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) Kenya is expanding testing capacity in all the Counties.
This will enable the truck drivers to be tested from the point of origin of their journey.
Let us take responsibility to continue observing the guidelines outlined & to practice the containment measures advocated by @MOH_Kenya.
Those in designated counties & estates should also continue to observe the restrictions imposed & the guidelines outlined.
We appreciate the role played by health workers & other care givers in management of COVID-19 & we will continue to play our part in ensuring that their health & safety is not compromised as they perform their duty; Jeremy Awori Absa Kenya Managing Director.