28 more test positive for Coronavirus now 649 in Kenya – Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman

In the last 24 hours,
✅28 people have tested positive of Coronavirus out of 1,611 samples.
✅17 males and 11 females.

✅24 of the positive cases are from Nairobi.
✅4 are foreigners from Tanzania.

We have 5 discharges and one death from Mombasa.

In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE in Kenya is as follows:
✔️1,611 samples tested today
✔️21,041 total samples tested so far
✔️28 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 649
✔️5 recoveries today
✔️Total recovered stands at 207
✔️ 1 fatalities today
✔️Total fatalities are 30

The positive cases are distributed in counties as follows;
✅10 in Mombasa,
✅9 in Nairobi,
✅4 in Migori,
✅2 in Kajiado,
✅1 each in Machakos, Kiambu and Homabay.

Distribution of cases per estate:
✅3 Embakasi,
✅2 Eastleigh,
✅1 each from Kayole, Huruma, South B & Kawangare.

✅4 Mvita,
✅4 Nyali,
✅2 Likoni.

✅Migori 4
✅Kajiado 2
✅1 each in Homabay, Kiambu & Machakos.

All the 28 positive cases were picked by our surveillance teams.

The cases range between 11 years for the youngest, & 81 years of age for the oldest.

The overall number of samples that have been tested in the country so far stand at 31,041.

Community transmission is the most challenging to contain. All our efforts are aimed at containing that spread. Let us continue to observe the measures in place so that we can flatten our curve; Dr. Rashid.

The positive cases show that the virus is firmly within our communities, & in order to stop the cycle of transmission, I appeal to Kenyans to present themselves for testing and to observe the containment measures as advised by MOH_Kenya ; Dr Rashid Aman.

In order to accelerate the flattening of our curve, we are today introducing additional measures to contain the spread of the virus in the designated areas. These measures include:

  1. Prohibition of hawking within Eastleigh and Old town in Mombasa. 
  2. Prohibition of gatherings of whatever nature.
  3. Continued closure of all malls, markets, restaurants and eateries

We have observed that since we issued specific guidelines on reopening of eateries and restaurants, some of the facilities have complied to our protocols, while others have not. We are therefore warning against non-compliance and state that action shall be taken against them.

We note with a lot of concern the continuous identification of new cases in the border counties, in particular Migori and Kajiado. We call upon the management of these Counties to ensure that surveillance screening procedures are adhered to in line with the laid down protocols

The Ministry of Health working with partners has sent a health support team to Mandera to conduct a mass testing of the identified hotspots.  So far, a total of 241 samples were taken and transported to Nairobi for analysis.

Tomorrow 10th May, 2020,is Lupus Awareness Day. This day is celebrated globally to raise awareness about Lupus,& to honor all those battling this disease. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease,whereby,the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attack normal healthy tissues.

We want to wish all Lupus warriors well, as they combat this disease and to inform them that the Ministry of Health is working on a program to promote community awareness of the disease, even as researchers continue to look for a cure.

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