143 Coronavirus cases in Kenya today, now 1888 -Health CAS Rashid Aman

Today we have tested 2,959 samples. Out of this, 143 have tested positive. The total case load today in the country is 1,888 from 76,962 samples tested in totality.
Coronavirus update today by CAS Heath, Dr. Rashid Aman.

?All the 143 cases are Kenyans,
?110 males and 33 females. ?The age range is between one month for the youngest and 88 years for the oldest.

Distribution of the new cases; ?Nairobi County has (86) ?Mombasa County (25) ?Uasin Gishu (11)
?Kiambu (6)
?Busia (3)
?Kwale (3)
?Migori (3)
?Kajiado (1)
?Kisii (1)
?Garissa (1)
?Isiolo (1)
?Kericho (1)
?Makueni (1)

Kericho becomes the latest County to record a case, bringing the tally of counties affected so far to 33.

Distribution of cases by sub counties;
In Nairobi,
?Makadara has (45) cases
?Kibra (21),
?Embakasi South, (6), ?Kasarani, (5),
?Ruaraka, (3),
?Westlands (2),
?Embakasi West, (2), ?Langata, (1) and
?Starehe (1).

In Mombasa the 25 cases are from;
?Likoni (11),
?Mvita, (9),
?Jomvu, (2),
?Nyali, (2) and
?Changamwe, (1).

Uasin Gishu has;

? (11) cases, of truck drivers from Turbo.

?(3) cases, from Kabete,
?one case each from Juja, Ruiru and Kiambaa.

?(2) cases from Alupe mandatory quarantine facility ?one case from Malaba point of entry.

We are glad to announce that today we have discharged 26 patients from various hospitals, who have fully recovered from COVID-19. This now brings our total tally to 464.

We are very grateful to our healthcare workers who continue to do a great job for our people.

Sadly, we have lost one male patient aged 59 years to Coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 63. Our heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends; Dr. Rashid Aman, CAS Health.

We are focusing on informal settlements more because they are more vulnerable to contracting coronavirus; Dr Patrick Amoth Ag. Director General Health Services.

We appreciate our people for being calm and understanding during this time when the containment restrictions have disrupted our everyday social and economic lifestyles that we have been accustomed to.

I thank you all; Dr. Rashid Aman.

The Covid-19 disease has had unprecedented impact on health, social & economic activities all over the world. No single country can claim to have been spared from the impact of this virus ? which has disrupted learning &
suspension of international flights.

Here in our country, the close down of businesses & job losses have led to serious disruption of livelihoods of many people. We estimate that over 300,000 people have lost their jobs, translating to about 3M families whose means of survival, has been interrupted.

The Covid-19 disease has had unprecedented impact on health, social and economic activities all over the world. There is not a single country that can today claim that it has been spared the impact of this virus.

Learning has been interrupted, international flights suspended, businesses closed, and workers either work from home, sent on unpaid leave, or laid off.  This has been the scenario in most countries, Kenya included.

The close down of businesses and job losses have led to serious disruption of livelihoods of many of our people. We estimate that over 300k people have lost their jobs.  This translates to about 3M families whose means of survival, direct or indirect, has been interrupted.

The impact of loosing jobs, has been a manifestation of a range of issues such as stress in the family unit, inability to pay rent, increased gender-based and domestic violence, among others. 
These are set backs in our projected economic growth.

As we continue to battle this pandemic, the situation on the ground suggests that a lot more needs to be done by each and every one of us, to flatten the infection curve.  We have on several occasions made appeals to Kenyans on what they must do to achieve this.

The containment measures to flatten the curve remain the very basic ones of hand washing, maintaining social and physical distancing, wearing of masks when in public spaces and discouraging public and private gatherings where physical distancing cannot be observed.

It is disturbing and disheartening to observe from time to time, the casual manner in which some of our political leaders practice the containment measures. As leaders, it is of critical importance that we walk the talk. We must lead by example!

It will not help much if we continue to appeal to our people to wear masks and to observe physical distancing when in public spaces, yet some of us leaders do not. We appeal to our political leaders to lead by example,& work with the people in order for us to flatten the curve

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