25 people have tested positive of Coronavirus from 1139 samples, bringing the total number to 912.
In a summary the COVID-19 update in Kenya today is as follows:
✔️1, 139 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️44, 851 total samples tested so far.
✔️25 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases 912
✔️23 recoveries today
✔️Total discharged & recovered stands at 336
✔️Total fatalities remain at 50
✅23 of the positive cases are males
✅2 are females.
✅The youngest of the cases is 22 years.
✅The oldest is 50 years old.
✅Cumulatively, we have tested is 44, 851 samples.
✅Out of the 25 new cases, 23 are Kenyans.
✅2 are Somali Nationals.
Distribution of cases by counties:
✅Mombasa (5) cases,
✅Nairobi (3) cases,
✅Kiambu (3) cases,
✅Kwale (3) cases,
✅Taita Taveta (2) cases, ✅Garissa (2) cases, and
✅Meru (1) case.
Meru, Taita Taveta and Garissa are the new Counties to be infected with the Coronavirus disease bringing to twenty three (23) the number of Counties affected by the virus.
Distribution of cases by estate;
✅ Namanga (6) truck drivers
✅ Githurai 44 (1)
✅ Starehe (1).
✅Kiambu Town (2) ✅Githurai 45 (1).
✅ Lunga lunga (3) truck drivers.
✅ Voi (2) truck drivers.
✅ Daadab Refugee camp (2) ✅ Ifo (1)
Another 53 truck drivers who tested positive at the various points of entry on the Kenya-Tanzania border. They include 51 Tanzanians and 2 Burundians. All were referred back to Tanzania.
We have capacity at our border points especially in Busia to test quickly and turn around the results for COVID-19 in good time. We are engaging EAC to avail a lab at Namanga to improve the turn around time as well.
Moving forward, we are going to increase the tests for Covid-19 that we carry out. We have received testing commodities and this will fasten the process of testing.
We are encouraging people to continue visiting facilities for treatment. We have put in place infection control measures; CAS Health, Rashid Aman.
Dealing with this pandemic does not in any way deny Kenyans the opportunity to visit our health facilities for treatment of other conditions. As Government, we are encouraging our people to continue visiting their preferred medical facilities for treatment.
We understand that some people find the measures we have put in place uncomfortable. The measures have not been put to punish anyone. We appeal to Kenyans to continue observing them and to support and cooperate with Govt.
We are appealing to Kenyans to continue to support and cooperate with the Government to ensure compliance cessation directives.
We want to thank the residents of Eastleigh in Nairobi & Old Town in Mombasa where movement in & out has been restricted for cooperation & to urge them to continue observing the containment measures as advised by MOH_Kenya.
These measures of handwashing, maintaining high standards of hygiene, observing of social & physical distancing, & proper wearing of masks are effective in dealing with this pandemic.
Ministry of Health (MOH) Kenya CS Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Health Assembly, the 1st of its kind since the establishment of WHO & reaffirmed the country’s support for WHO & it’s leadership Dr. Tedros, as it spearheads efforts to combat COVID-19.