?123 people have tested positive from 2,112 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
?positive cases now stands at 2,216,
?total number of samples tested so far is 85,058.
In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE today in Kenya is as follows:
✔️2,112 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️85,058 samples tested so far
✔️123 new positive cases today
✔️ 2,216 Total confirmed cases
✔️ 54 new recoveries today
✔️ 553 total discharges so far
✔️3 fatalities today
✔️74 Total fatalities
I am delighted to inform you that today, we have discharged 54 patients who have recovered from coronavirus disease; Dr. Rashid Aman; CAS Health.
This is the highest number of recoveries we have so far recorded since we announced the first discharge case on 1st April, 2020.
This now brings to 553 people the number of individuals who have recovered from the disease in the country.
Distribution of the cases by county.
Nairobi 44 cases are from; ?Kibra, 10
?Dagoretti North, 4
?Embakasi West, 4
?Embakasi South, 3
?Ruaraka and Kamukunji 1 case each.
Mombasa 34 cases are from;
? Mvita, 11
?Kisauni & Nyali have 3 cases each.
?20 cases in Busia are all of truck drivers at the Malaba Border,
?12 cases in Uasin Gishu are truck drivers at Turbo.
?3 cases in Kajiado are all of truck drivers.
In Nyeri, 3 cases are from; ?Nyeri Central, 2
?Nyeri South, 1
?1 case is from Garissa town
?1 case is from Laikipia West.
?90 are males
?33 are females.
?youngest case 8 years old
?oldest 84 years
We have lost 3 patients from the disease, all of them males. Two are from Nairobi, while one is from Nyeri. The youngest one is a 12-year-old boy, who tested positive posthumously, while the other two are 41 years & 71 years of age.
Our heartfelt condolences to their families and friends.
This now brings to 74 the total number of those who have succumbed to the disease.
We want to thank & pay tribute to our healthcare workers for this success. This demonstrates that, with good management, this disease, when clinically manifested, is curable & hence not a death sentence.
It is however disturbing that a few of our people have reverted to business as usual. Some of our people are not wearing masks, or are wearing them improperly. This is unacceptable; Dr. Rashid Aman.
We must all wear masks to protect ourselves and our loved ones or risk being infected or infecting others. We must take personal responsibility in this fight; Dr. Rashid Aman, CAS Health.
We are cautioning entertainment joints that have opened to full business without observing the social distancing rules.