In the last 24 hours we have tested 841 samples, out of which twenty eight (28) people tested positive for corona virus.
This brings the total number of those who have tested positive to 700.
This number is distributed in the counties as follows;
✔️10 cases are from Mombasa,
✔️9 from Kajiado,
✔️7 from Nairobi and
✔️2 from Wajir.
The 9 cases from Kajiado are all Kenyan truck drivers who were tested at Namanga border point.
The spread of the positive cases by estates;
✔️Embakasi East (2),
So far 19 out of 47 counties have reported positive cases.
Contact tracing of positive cases is ongoing as well as targeted testing in high risk areas.
We have discharged 12 people from hospital.
This now brings to 251 the total number of recoveries from Covid-19.
We continue to thank our healthcare workers for this great achievement.
We have lost one patient in Nairobi. This now brings to 33 the total number of those who have succumbed to the disease.
We send our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and friends.
We’ve noted with concern that some Kenyans have resorted to using herbs to seek prevention or cure for #COVID19. We are cautioning you against the herbs since they have not been verified or approved by the KEBS_ke , KEMRI_Kenya or ppbkenya for safety and efficacy.
Consumption of such concoctions can be detrimental to one’s health, and we are appealing to Kenyans to visit designated health facilities for advise.
Today is exactly two months since we recorded our first positive case of Coronavirus.
We have advised our people to stay at home and to regularly wash their hands among other measures.
We have expanded our national testing capacities from the initial two testing laboratories to 16, and we are in the process of expanding even further.; Dr. Rashid Aman.
County Governments have also expanded their level of preparedness to effectively manage #COVID19 at the community level by establishing & equipped isolation & quarantine facilities across the country.
How to boost your immune system against the COVID-19;
✔️ Stay hydrated – drink 3-4 litres of water daily.
✔️ Take antioxidant-rich diet – amla, guava, green leafy veggies, spinach, garlic, green tea, peppers, turmeric
✔️ Quality sleep
Cost of testing for #COVID19 for hotel and restaurant workers has been reduced to Ksh. 1,000 from Ksh. 4,000.
We also agreed that Nairobi metropolitan will also not charge for Compliance permits and processing of the same will be done within 24 hours; Tourism CS Najib Balala.
All stakeholders in the hotel & restaurant industry met today & agreed that the protocols issued by government must be followed by all hoteliers.
A technical team representing all stakeholders has been constituted to address areas of challenges; Dr Rashid Aman.
Today, as we move into the third month of fighting #COVID19 we make a special appeal to Kenyans to continue to be their brother’s keeper.
If we move together in this fight, we shall overcome; CAS, Dr. Rashid.
We have observed instances where some of our people have delayed to visit health facilities resulting to grave consequences.
Our priority intervention measure in the new month is to limit community spread of the virus.
Recognizing that the virus requires a sound public health response, we will fully support our frontline healthcare workers, in providing technical expertise on case management as they seek to address community spread.