72 cases,9 recoveries as Coronavirus cases rise to 1286 in Kenya – Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

Today we have 72 positive cases of COVID-19 cases in Kenya. Nairobi county has the highest with 52.

Our number of infections are yet to stabilize. Today, we have 72 individuals testing positive for the virus, from 2,711 samples tested. The cumulative case load of positives is 1,286 & the total number of samples so far tested is 61,971.

In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE in Kenya today is as follows:
✔️2,711 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️ 61,971 total samples tested so far
✔️72 new positive cases today
✔️ 1,286 total confirmed cases
✔️9 recoveries today
✔️402 total discharged & recovered
✔️1 fatalities today
✔️52 total fatalities

▶️70 cases are Kenyans,
▶️1 Somali National, and
▶️1 Ugandan.

Of the positive cases;
▶️44 are males
▶️28 are females.

Age range is:
▶️12 years for the youngest
▶️78 years for the oldest.

The positive cases are spread in the following counties;
▶️Nairobi 52 cases;
▶️Mombasa 11;
▶️Kiambu 7;
▶️Isiolo 1 and
▶️Turkana 1.
Turkana becomes the latest county to record a case. This now brings to 29 the counties that have reported Covid-19 case(s).

Breakdown of cases by sub-counties;
▶️Langata (21) cases; ▶️Dagoretti North (15); ▶️Kamukunji and Kibra four (4) cases each,
▶️Embakasi East two (2), ▶️Kasarani three (3), ▶️Dagoretti South one (1), ▶️Makadara and Mathare one case (1) each.

Mombasa cases are from; ▶️Nyali (4),
▶️Mvita (3),
▶️Kisauni (3)
▶️Changamwe (1).

Kiambu County;
▶️Limuru (2),
▶️ Githunguri, Kabete, Ruiru, Thika & Kikuyu, (1) case each.

▶️Isiolo county (1) case from mandatory quarantine,
▶️Turkana one case from Kakuma.

Today, we have discharged another (9) patients who have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 402.

We are saddened to inform you that we have lost one more patient to the disease, bringing our total fatality rate to 52.

We condole with the families and friends who have lost their loved ones to this pandemic.

Today is day 74 since the first case of Coronavirus was reported in our country. We have made tremendous progress and responses in combating the pandemic.

A total of 11,000 healthcare workers and 60,000 community health workers have been trained across the 47 counties. This number has enhanced our human resource capacity in our health facilities.

Development of a COVID-19 vaccine is a process to ensure its safety and efficacy; Ag DG Dr. Patrick Amoth.

Our health care facilities are safe and health workers have enough Personal Protective Equipment. Nobody should shy away from going to hospital to get services; Dr. Patrick Amoth Ag. DG.

Chronic or severe infections, lead to deterioration of nutrition status in the infected persons, further compromising treatment outcomes.

It is very important that we all pay great attention to what we eat, especially during this time if Covid-19 pandemic.

We have received support of ventilators from development partners (USAID), that shall be distributed to county health facilities.

Isolation and quarantine facilities have been established in all the counties, with a total bed capacity of over 5,000.

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