123 more Covid-19 cases, 3 succumb and 3 recoveries, now 1471 in Kenya – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Today we have tested 3077 samples
▶️123 people have tested positive of COVID-19

Nairobi is leading with 85 cases and Mombasa has 24 cases among others.

The COVID-19 UPDATE in Kenya today is as follows:
✔️3,077 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️67,341 samples tested so far
✔️123 new positive cases
✔️1, 471 Total confirmed cases
✔️3 recoveries today
✔️408 Total discharged and recovered.
✔️3 fatalities today
✔️55 Total fatalities

▶️Nairobi is leading with 85 cases,
▶️Mombasa 24
▶️Kiambu 4,
▶️Kajiado 3
▶️Kisumu 2 cases.
▶️Garissa, Kitui, Kilifi, Busia and Uasin Gishu Counties have one case each.

In Nairobi the cases are from
▶️Mathare 33
▶️Kibra 14
▶️Embakasi West 12
▶️Embakasi Central 4
▶️Westlands 4
▶️Makadara 3
▶️Ruaraka 3
▶️Kamkunji 3
▶️Starehe 2
▶️Dagoretti North 2
▶️Roysambu 1
▶️Langata 1

In Mombasa, the cases are in; ▶️Mvita (9),
▶️Changamwe (4),
▶️Kisauni (4),
▶️Jomvu (3),
▶️Likoni (3),
▶️Nyali (1).

In Kiambu, cases are from;
▶️Kabete, Kikuyu, Ruiru & Juja one (1) each.

In Kajiado;
▶️2 cases in Namanga &
▶️ 1 case in Kitengela,

In Kisumu
▶️3 cases from quarantine facility, all imported from Nairobi of persons who travelled to Kisumu for a burial.

Age distribution of cases;
⏺The youngest is 1-year-old, ⏺The oldest is 76 years.

⏺78 are males, &
⏺45 are females.

▶️3 discharges, bringing the number of recoveries to 408.

The cumulative figure of those who are positive stands at 1,471 from a total of 67,341 samples tested so far.

Covid-19 patients are spread out in 35 various hospitals across the country. 7 patients are in critical condition, 4 on ventilator support and 3 are on supplemental oxygen.

Today, we have;

⏺ 590 Covid-19 positive patients admitted in 35 various hospitals across the country.

⏺7 are in critical condition,

⏺4 are on ventilatory support

⏺3 are on supplemental oxygen.

On a sad note today we lost 3 more patients to the virus, bringing the total fatalities to 55. All had underlying comorbidities – one had diabetes, one diabetes & hypertension & the last one had cancer of the breast. May their souls rest in eternal peace.

CS Mutahi Kagwe; “My appeal to the public transportation owners, drivers and riders. As you can see, some of the highest infections come from areas where public transport is the primary means of transportation.

It means, hu ugonjwa uko mtaani na hakuna mmoja wetu ambaye yuko salama. Awe ni mama mboga au tajiri, and therefore no one should have a false sense of security about their immunity to COVID-19; CS Health, Mutahi Kagwe.

This disease is now within our communities. The increase is because of community contacts & the number is high in areas where public transport is highly used; CS Health, Mutahi Kagwe.

The government is not overwhelmed, we are continuing to increase our human capacities to test both at national and county levels; CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Those who are unable to pay their bills will be allowed to leave hospital; CS Kagwe.

Let us volunteer to go for the ongoing tests in our estates. Knowing your status is important to protect you & others around you; CS Kagwe.

The areas targeted include Nairobi, Mombasa, Kajiado, Kwale & Migori Counties among others. The outcome of the activity demonstrates that the virus has spread extensively in our communities; CS Health.

Even with the spike, there is hope for Kenya… Covid-19 is a lonely disease, people die alone not as a group. It is important for one to protect themselves.

The more we test, the more likely we are to have more infections. We continue to increase our capacity to test… In terms of re-opening the economy, we have to weigh options, see what areas have infections and which areas do not…Consider if they need containment or not.

We continue to monitor who can pay and who is not able to pay…. We have released those who are not able to pay their bills. We do not want people to take advantage of our institutions.

We don’t want to get to a point where we find ourselves unable to cope with an overwhelming number of critically ill Covid-19 patients.

Should this be the case, we will have two options: co-operate and survive or ignore directives and suffer.

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