22 cases, 3 recoveries as Coronavirus cases in Kenya rise to 1214-Health CAS Rashid Aman

▶️22 people have tested positive of Coronavirus, in the last 24 hours.
▶️17 are male and 5 are female.

In a summary the Covid-19 cases in Kenya today is as follows :

✔️1,108 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️59,260 samples tested so far
✔️22 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 1,214
✔️3 recoveries today
✔️Total discharged & recovered -383
✔️1 fatality in the past 24 hours
✔️Total fatalities 51

In today’s cases;
▶️17 cases are males & 5 are female.
▶️ Age range is 24 years for the youngest & 73 years for the oldest.

Cases per counties;
▶️Nairobi (10);
▶️Mombasa (9);
▶️Kwale (1) ;
▶️Nakuru (1)
▶️Taita Taveta (1).

Breakdown of the cases in Nairobi by sub county;
▶️Mathare (2) cases;
▶️Kibera 2);
▶️Makadara, Embakasi West, Eastleigh, Ruaraka, Langata, and Westlands have (1) case each.

Breakdown of cases in Mombasa County;
▶️Mvita (5);
▶️Changamwe (1);
▶️Jomvu (1);
▶️Likoni (1) and
▶️Nyali one (1).

Kwale County;
▶️Lungalunga (1)

Nakuru County;
▶️Nakuru Wes (1)

Taita Taveta County;
▶️Taveta quarantine facility (1).

We have discharged three patients who have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 383. We thank our healthcare workers and hospital staff for providing compassionate and collaborative care to keep our patients safe.

On a sad note, we have lost one male patient aged 48 years old from Mathare, bringing our total fatality rate to 51. Our hearts go out to the family and friends during this time of grief. Accept our sincere condolences.

The Ministry of Health (MOH_Kenya) takes this opportunity to congratulate our acting Director General Dr. Patrick Amoth who was this week elected Vice President of the World Health Organization Executive Board.

This is a major accomplishment to one of our own and it shows the confidence with which we are being recognized in the global arena; Dr. Rashid Aman.

We have noticed a disturbing trend of individuals who provide wrong contacts & telephone numbers during targeting testing. Once the results are out, such individuals then become unavailable.

This is serious considering that some of them have tested positive & we are unable to trace them. I want to appeal to all our people to be responsible & provide accurate contact details during testing.

Targeted testing activity which is currently on-going in Nairobi & Mombasa, is aimed at identifying those of us who may be having the virus, in order to have them treated & also protect others from being infected.

If we do not know where the virus is, it would be very difficult to fight it. The targeted testing is precisely aimed at achieving this.

For those who will be positive, together with their contacts, the Government shall meet the cost of treatment & quarantine.

Our people should therefore not be afraid to come out for testing; Dr. Rashid Aman.

Those in areas where Coronavirus targeted testing is taking place should go for it. The government will meet the cost; Dr Rashid Aman.

We wish our brothers and sisters in the country a happy Eid Mubarak, as they mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan. We all join you in the celebration, and I want to assure you that the whole country wishes you well; Dr. Rashid Aman.

I want to thank the residents of Eastleigh, Old Town & the rest of the country, for being calm & understanding during the entire month of Ramadhan. It is certain that the successes that we have achieved are owed to your cooperation. Let us soldier on so that we can.

We are glad to note that many Kenyans are complying with the containment measures of hand washing, social and physical distancing, sanitization self-quarantine and even wearing of masks.We urge all of us to continue with this practice, it is the most effective way of combating it

We can assure you, just as His Excellency President Kenyatta said yesterday,the partial lockdown measures would not go on longer than necessary, and will be reviewed if Kenyans follow the containment measures in order to reduce the number of infections and flatten our curve.

We want to state that the restrictions are not punitive and are not directed at any particular community but have been advocated for in the interest of public good and to contain the spread of the infection.

Although most patients who jetted in from India had COVID-19 negative certificates. They were advised to quarantine under their caregivers; Ag. Director of Public Health Dr. Col. Francis Kuria.

59 are on mandatory quarantine in various facilities, now on their 11th day and have undergone tests.

Those who arrived from China and London, were also tested on the 10th day and are being monitored by the Nairobi metropolitan services, who have been coordinating the testing.

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