124 more test positive for Coronavirus in Kenya now 2340 – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

124 people have tested positve of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 2340. Mombasa has the highest number with 40 cases & Busia has 26 cases all truck drivers. 39 patients have been discharged today. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE today in Kenya is as follows:
✔️87,698 samples tested so far
✔️2,640 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
✔️124 new positive cases today
✔️2,340 Total confirmed
✔️39 new recoveries today
✔️592 Total discharged & recovered.
✔️4 fatalities today
✔️78 Total fatalities

The positive cases include, 119 Kenyans, 2 Somalis, 2 Tanzanians and one Eritrean National.

Out of the 124 cases, 🔹Mombasa, has 40
🔹Nairobi 38
🔹Busia 26
🔹Kajiado 6
🔹Kiambu 3
🔹Garissa 2
🔹Taita Taveta, 2
🔹Muranga & Elgeyo Marakwet 1 case each.

Elgeyo Marakwet becomes the latest county to report a COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of counties that have been affected to 36.

40 cases in Mombasa are from;
🔹 Mvita 14
🔹Kisauni 11
🔹Changamwe 6
🔹Jomvu and Nyali 1 case each.

Nairobi cases are from;
🔹Kibra 25
🔹Kamukunji 4
🔹Dagoretti North 5
🔹Westlands 2
🔹Langata and Embakasi East, one case each.

In Busia, the 26 cases are from 🔹Malaba border Point 18
🔹Busia border 4 cases,
🔹Alupe mandatory quarantine center 4.
All the cases from Busia are of truck drivers.

In Migori, 5 cases are from;
🔹 Kuria West 4 cases
🔹Suna East 1 case.

In Kiambu, 3 cases are from; 🔹Ruiru, Lari & Kikuyu 1 case each.

In Garissa
🔹2 cases are from Daadab

In Taita Taveta;
🔹2 cases are from Taveta

In Muranga
🔹1 case is from Kiharu, Muranga town.

In Elgeyo Marakwet;
🔹1 case is of a truck driver from Keiyo North.

Today, we have discharged 39 patients from various health facilities, bringing our total number of recoveries to 592.

Our gratitude goes to the healthcare workers for their commitment to duty that has enabled us to attain these achievements.

We have lost another four patients to the disease, bringing the total fatality number to 78. We sent our heartfelt condolences to the family of the departed.

This disease has overstretched the limits of our resilience as a country, but it has not managed to break the cord & unity that binds us as a Nation; CS Health, Sen. Mutahi Kagwe.

I am truly convinced that in the fullness of time, we shall overcome this virus, & even come out much stronger than before; CS Mutahi Kagwe.

This disease is firmly rooted within our communities. The level of spread in our villages, our estates, and in our homes has become clearer from our targeted testing, that was rolled out a couple of weeks ago; CS Health.

Today, we are celebrating our partnership with Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, founded in the year 2000, to bring together public & private sectors globally to improve access to new vaccines for children in developing countries.

To date, Gavi has supported Kenya with Kshs.50b grant aid – in form of vaccines, & Kshs.6 billion in direct cash support.

The successes of immunization, facilitated by this assistance, have led to tremendous improvement in child survival rates in our country, keeping the promise of a prosperous, and healthy future of our Nation.

H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, in 2019, took up the role of Gavi Champion in support of the Gavi replenishment. This is due to his commitment to immunization & improving the lives of children, & his leadership in the global movement for Universal Health Coverage.

Lessons out of the Covid-19 pandemic have taught us the need for self reliance, especially in the manufacturing of goods & services. This is achievable!
CS, Mutahi Kagwe.

I would like to emphasize the importance of Immunization & its linkage to Universal Health Coverage. I am appealing to mothers to ensure children are immunized, even as we grapple with the COVID-19 Pandemic; CS Mutahi Kagwe.

To deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has disbursed a conditional grant of Kshs. 5 billion to all our 47 counties. This is aimed at bolstering the level of readiness in our health facilities; CS Kagwe.

Each county must now prioritize its needs in accordance with the funds provided, & utilize the funds to safeguard the lives of Kenyans, to equip local health facilities and cater for healthcare workers; CS Kagwe.

Over 80 per cent of our patients in hospitals are asymptomatic, and therefore, may be managed from home; CS Kagwe.

The Ministry of Health is in the process of actualizing home and community based care protocols, for roll out and to be implemented countrywide; CS Kagwe.

If the home and community based protocols is implemented, it would free our health facilities from congestion; CS Mutahi.

All truck drivers must take a COVID-19 test, at least 48 hours before embarking on their journey, and acquire a COVID-19 free certificate; CS Kagwe.

We’ve noted that a majority of the truck drivers are commencing their journey to the borders without this valid document, expecting to be tested at the border point. This has resulted to unnecessary congestion & delays that have been witnessed at our border points.

I am urging our law enforcers to take appropriate action against any such drivers, flouting these measures; CS Kagwe.

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