21 more test positive for Coronavirus now 758 in Kenya – Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

21 more people have tested positive of #COVID19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 758 in Kenya.

In a summary, the Coronavirus update in Kenya today by the Ministry of Health Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi is as follows :

✔️1,486 samples tested
✔️Total samples tested so far stand at 36,918
✔️21 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 758
✔️3 recoveries today
✔️Total discharged & recovered stands at 284
✔️2 fatalities today
✔️Total fatalities stand at 42

✳️The youngest of the new coronavirus cases is 7 years old, while the oldest is 79 years.
✳️14 are males, & 7 are females.
✳️4 out of this number are truck drivers who were tested at Namanga Border.

✳️Out of the same samples, 8 truck drivers from Tanzania also tested positive and were referred back to Tanzania.
✳️7 at the Namanga Border, and one at the Isebania Border.

Distribution of 21 Kenyan cases;
✳️12 cases are from Mombasa,
✳️4 from Kajiado,
✳️4 from Nairobi,
✳️1 from Uasin Gishu.

Positive cases per estates;

✳️Likoni (5) cases,
✳️Mvita (4) cases,
✳️Jomvu (2) cases
✳️Nyali (1).

✳️ Namanga Border Point (3) ✳️Loitoktok (1).

✳️Eastleigh (2),
✳️Kibra (2),

Uasin Gishu
✳️Turbo (1)

Today, we have discharged 3 people from hospital. This now brings to 284 the total number of recoveries from Covid-19.

We thank our healthcare workers for this achievement.

We have lost another 2 patients, both from Nairobi County.

This brings to 42 the total number of those who have so far lost their lives from the disease.

Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and friends.

Let us adhere to the simple measures like washing our hands to combat this virus.

Today we have received 11,000 PPEs from WorldVision to boost the protection of our healthcare workers; Dr. Mercy Health, CAS.

We are thankful to all Kenyans for staying focused on the overall objective of flattening the curve. We should not become complacent in observing the various advisories and measures advocated for by Government; Dr. Mercy Health CAS.

As members of the East African Community, we are in discussion with our counterparts to address the emerging trend on our borders for the safety & well-being of our people.

The National Emergency Response Committee is monitoring the situation closely & would not hesitate to take any measures as the situation dictates.

Our porous borders are now the ones that have become the latest high risk areas in the transmission of the disease. The border areas have now become among the key areas of focus.

Yesterday, we recorded 47 new cases, 22 of them being Kenyans, while the remaining 23 were Tanzanian Nationals. At another border point of Isebania, Migori County; we continue to witness positive cases.

We are urging Kenyans to remain calm & exercise patience as the Government addresses the situation of border points.

We appeal to our communities living within & around our border Counties, to actively exercise Nyumba Kumi community policing. They should be vigilant & report any suspicious individuals who may be using panya routes to get into our country; Dr. Mercy Health CAS.

We thank our able surveillance teams & healthcare workers as well as the multi-agency teams, that have come forth to combat the Coronavirus within our communities. They have identified high risk areas, & aggressively undertook contact tracing, testing & treating.

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