80 cases, 9 recoveries as Coronavirus cases in Kenya rise to 1109 – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

“Today, we have recorded 80 COVID-19 positive case from a sample size of 3,102. This is the largest sample size tested so far. The trend demonstrates that the larger the sample size, the more the positive cases. Today’s positive cases brings to 1,109 the total number of those who have tested positive in the country, and the cumulative samples tested is 52,507”.- CS Health, Mutahi Kagwe.

Nairobi and Mombasa are leading in cases.

▶️Today the youngest case is six months old.

▶️We have discharged 9 patients

bringing the total number of those who have so far recovered to 375.

▶️Fatalities still remains at 50.

This war cannot be won by the government alone but by all individuals following rules.

In a summary the Covid-19 update in Kenya in the last 24 hours;
▪️ Samples tested, 3,102
▪️ Total samples tested so far, 52,507
▪️ New positive cases, 80
▪️ Total confirmed cases, 1,109
▪️ Recoveries today, 9
▪️ Total discharged and recovered, 375
▪️ Total fatalities, 50

Spread of the positive cases by county;
▶️Nairobi (41),
▶️Mombasa (20),
▶️Siaya (7),
▶️Kwale (6),
▶️Garissa (3),
▶️Kajiado (2),
▶️Taita Taveta (1).

Seven other cases are from Siaya County and the contacts were traced back to a mourner who travelled from Kibera in Nairobi.
Someone signed the document that allowed this mourner to travel. It was inspected by police all the way from Kibera to Siaya.

Cases per estate;
▶️Kibera (13),
▶️Westlands (9),
▶️Langata (5),
▶️Ruaraka (3),
▶️Embakasi West (2), ▶️Embakasi East (2),
▶️Kasarani (2),
▶️Starehe (2),
▶️Dagoretti North (2) and ▶️Dagoretti South (1).

In Mombasa;
▶️Mvita (6),
▶️Jomvu (5),
▶️Likoni (4),
▶️Changamwe (3) and
▶️Kisauni (2).

In Siaya,
▶️ Seven (7) cases from Ugenya.

In Kwale, six (6) cases are in; ▶️Msambweni (5) and
▶️Matuga (1).

In Garissa, 3 cases are from;
▶️Ifo camp (2) and
▶️Hagadera Camp (1).

In Kajaido,
▶️2 cases from Kajiado central,

Taita Taveta
▶️One case of a truck driver.

▶️77 of the cases are Kenyan Nationals,
▶️3 are Somalis.

Cases age range
▶️youngest is six (6) months ▶️oldest 66 years .

Distribution by gender;
▶️53 are males and
▶️27 females.

Another 40 truck drivers also tested positive at various; 39 Tanzanians and one Burundian. They were all referred back to Tanzania.

These numbers suggest that our border points have become hot spots for the disease & l am appealing to all our people residing at border counties, & those at points of entry to be more vigilant & to utilize the Nyumba Kumi initiative to help in community policing~CS Mutahi Kagwe

We are advising all Government officials at all Points of Entry, such as customs, port health, security, immigration officers among others to take COVID-19 test. This is because they are at the frontline & vulnerable to contracting the infection.

We thank all entities, individuals & organization that continue to support us in particular the National Cereals & Produce Board, for the donation of foodstuffs to be distributed to Kenyans who have been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus situation.

We have increased our testing capacity by about 40 per cent, & we intend to continue with this escalation. We are therefore encouraging the public & our medics to be alive to these symptoms.

We are urging the public to be alert and to continue observing the containment measures.

We want to thank all those who have come out to be tested in the targeted high risk areas.

August,September will be coronavirus peak months in Kenya with a possible with 200 cases a day. Responsibility starts with you and me.

Beyond this, there is a growing number of patients exhibiting non-typical flu-like symptoms, such as gastro-intestinal distress syndrome that leads to loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, delirium and chickenpox-like lesions.

As the #COVID19 continues to spread, infected persons are increasingly exhibiting new, less typical, non-respiratory symptoms, like sudden strokes in young people & a multi system inflammatory symptoms, with features similar to Kawasaki Disease & toxic shock syndrome in children.

These cases have largely been confined to the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and the United States, and have so far not been seen in Kenya.

Modeling keeps on changing based on different variables in place. Our health system has not been overrun and we shall continue to implement these measures especially avoiding of gathering, keeping distance; Dr. Patrick Amoth Ag. DG Health.

Religious community is key to us. We are working with them to make things happen including issues of domestic violence.

Public health teams from the local county governments & Ministry of Health (MOH_Kenya) are working to control the reported 550 cases of cholera outbreak, out of which 268 are in Marsabit and 222 in Turkana.

A total of 13 Kenyans have died from the disease, 12 of them in Marsabit and one (1) in Turkana. 40 percent of the cases, & 70 percent of the deaths, have been among children aged 10 years & below.

Reported cases of cholera in Garissa (48), Wajir (4) and Muranga (8) have all been controlled & we are working closely with the County Governments of Marsabit,& Turkana, to fully contain it in two weeks.

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