52 cases, 5 recoveries as Coronavirus cases rise to 1161 in Kenya – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

In the last 24 hours, we have tested 2,567 samples out of which 52 people have tested positive for Coronavirus disease.

This now brings to 1161 the number of people who have so far tested positive for the disease in the country. The cumulative tests conducted so far is 55, 074.

▶️Nairobi has 23 cases, ▶️Mombasa 7,
▶️Busia 7,
▶️Kwale 5,
▶️Kajiado 4,
▶️Nakuru 2
▶️Kiambu 1,
▶️Taita Taveta 1,
▶️Kilifi 1,
▶️Trans Nzoia 1.

Distribution of cases by sub counties;
▶️Kibra (8),
▶️Langata (3),
▶️Kamukunji (2),
▶️Dagoretti North (2), ▶️Embakasi East (2), ▶️Embakasi South (1), ▶️Embakasi West (1)
▶️Kasarani (1),
▶️Starehe (1),
▶️Roysambu (1) and ▶️mandatory quarantine (1).

Seven cases in Mombasa are from;
▶️Jomvu (4),
▶️Mvita (2) and
▶️Nyali (1).

In Busia, the seven cases are from;
▶️Teso South (4),
▶️Teso North (2) and
▶️Matayos (1).

▶️In Kwale, all the five (5) cases are from Msambweni.

The cases in Kajiado are from; ▶️Kajiado Central (2),
▶️Kajiado West (1) and ▶️Loitokitok (1).

In Nakuru, the cases are from; ▶️Naivasha (1) and
▶️Rongai (1).

▶️Kiambu Town, Rabai in Kilifi, Trans Nzoia East, and Taita Taveta have one case each.

We have discharged another 5 patients who have recovered from the disease and therefore we have a total of 380 persons who have recovered… Fatalities remain at 50.

Out of today’s positive cases, ▶️48 are Kenyans
▶️2 Ugandans and
▶️2 Somalis

▶️37 are males and
▶️ 15 females.

“Today’s visit to Machakos County is part of an elaborate plan being implemented by Ministry of Health (MOH_Kenya) to inspect the level of preparedness at the County level, and to ascertain the type of support needed,” CS Kagwe.

The National Government has committed to support County Governments recruit 5,000 community support workers in order to enhance their human resource capacity. The process is at different stages of completion.

We are no longer going to import PPEs, our local manufacturers are now able to produce better quality than those that we were importing.

We want to appeal to mothers to seek maternal child and immunization services for the well-being of our young ones. We have designated COVID-19 specific hospitals in all counties while the remaining facilities will continue to provide other health care services separately.

We have noted with concern that some of our people are reluctant to seek health care services in our health facilities for fear of contracting COVID-19.  We want to inform our people that all services are continuing as normal in all our health facilities.

We are aware that our healthcare workers sometimes work under very difficult environment, where they are at the risk of contracting diseases from the patients they manage. This is a major concern to the Ministry. To mitigate this, the Ministry continues to provide (PPEs).

Today, we can proudly say that, over 11,000 healthcare workers across all the counties have been trained.
Besides capacity building, Ministry of Health (MOH_Kenya) is committed to improving working conditions of healthcare workers, and will ensure that their safety at workplace is top priority.

The collaboration and cooperation between the two levels of Govt & Kenyans Kenya,has contributed to the gains we have made in this fight. National Govt will continue to work closely with the County Govts& agencies to strengthen the country’s capacity to mitigate COVID-19 threat

The National Govt recognizes the great work that the County Govts are doing in response to the pandemic. As we have repeatedly said,this is a disease that cannot be tackled by one level of Govt.This fight requires the entire Govt & society approach.

In collaboration with County Governments, Ministry of Health, MOH_Kenya has rolled out a training of trainers program and, as of today at least 7 healthcare workers per County have been trained. And we will keep training them.

We temporarily stopped the distribution of alcohol in Machakos ~ Governor Alfred Mutua.

‘Pombe ilikuwa inakuja inasimama nje ya baa, baa imefungwa lakini stock inaletwa kila siku.’

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