15 more test positive for Coronavirus now 715 in Kenya – Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman

In the last 24 hours, 978 people were tested out of which 15 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive cases to 715. 14 are Kenyan and 1 is Rwandese.

✔️978 samples tested.
✔️15 have tested positive of coronavirus.
✔️14 Kenyans and one Rwandese
✔️8 discharges or recoveries
✔️lost 3 patients in Mombasa

Komesha Coronavirus update today in Kenya by Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman.

✔️youngest positive case is 1 year & eight months old, while the oldest is 62 years.
✔️10 are Males & 5 are females.

Two other individuals from Tanzania at the Isebania border also tested positive & were referred back to Tanzania.

Distribution of cases by county;
✔️7 cases are from Mombasa, ✔️3 Migori,
✔️2 Wajir
✔️1 Nairobi,
✔️1 Machakos and
✔️1 Kiambu.

This brings the total number of those who have tested positive to 715.

The spread of the positive cases by estates;
✔️Mvita (5),
✔️Jomvu (1)
✔️ Kisauni (1)

✔️Tebesi (2)
✔️Nyamaranya (1)

✔️Gulet dere, Wajir South (1)
✔️Griftu-Hagar, Wajir West (1)

✔️Githurai 44 1(1)

✔️Kathiani (1)

We have discharged 8 people from hospital today. This now brings to 259 the total number of recoveries from Covid-19.

We thank our healthcare workers for this great work.

We are saddened to announce the death of 3 patients in Mombasa. Two of them died at home, while the 3rd one in hospital, bringing to 36 the total number of those who have succumbed to the disease. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and friends.

We are upscaling security on border points and testing truck drivers to contain cross border infections; Dr. Rashid Aman.

Today, the Ministry of Health (MOH) Kenya has dispatched a high level delegation to Kajiado county led by the Ag. Director General, Dr. Patrick Amoth to ascertain the measures we need in place to curtail the cross border transmission.
The team will also visit Namanga Border point.

Nurses are on the frontline fighting COVID-19. On this occasion of International Day of Nurses & 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, MOH_Kenya joins the world to honor the nurses incredible dedication & sacrifice.

Our nurses have been at the front line in this fight against COVID-19 as the first point of call in our health facilities. They tremendously sacrifice every day despite the risk of contracting the virus to ensure those infected are taken care of; Dr. Aman.

To recognize the wonderful work of Nurses around the country, we call upon our stakeholders to invest & support the nursing profession. We also appreciate all partners we have come out to support healthcare workers in various ways.

Today, we therefore urge all Nurses countrywide, to keep their CANDLES burning in Honour of Florence Nightingale the founder of the nursing profession. Remember, you are the mouth piece of those who cannot talk, and the light of those who cannot see.

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