The COVID-19 UPDATE today in Kenya by Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi is as follows:
✔️3,177 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️90,875 samples tested so far
✔️134 new positive cases today
✔️2,474 Total confirmed cases
✔️51 new recoveries today
✔️643 Total discharged and recovered
✔️1 fatality today
✔️79 Total fatalities
Out of the 134 cases, ?Mombasa has 67
?Taita Taveta 4
?Kilifi & Nakuru, two (2) cases each
?Garissa, Murang’a, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu & Kajiado one (1) case each.
67 cases in Mombasa are from ?Kisauni 25
?Changamwe, & Mvita 10 cases each.
?Likoni one case.
31 cases in Nairobi are from; ?Kibra 19
?Langata and Embakasi East, two cases each.
?Ruaraka, Kasarani, Embakasi south one one case each.
?In Busia, all the 15 cases are from truck drivers at the border point.
?In Machakos all the 5 cases are from Athi River.
?In Taita Taveta, all the 4 cases are for truck drivers at Taveta.
?In Kilifi the 2 cases are from Kilifi South & Kilifi North.
?Kiambu, has 2 cases from Ruiru & Kabete.
?Nakuru, has 2 cases from Naivasha.
?Garissa has one case at Daadab.
?Muranga one case at Makuyu.
?Kisumu one case from Kisumu Central.
?Uasin Gishu one case from Turbo who is a truck driver.
?Kericho has one case from Ainamoi.
?Kajiado one case from Kajiado East.
?Out of the 134 positive cases 98 are males & 36 females.
?The youngest is six years old, while the oldest is 70.
Today, we are happy to report that we have discharged 51 patients from various health facilities, bringing our total number of recoveries to 643; Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, CAS Health.
For these recoveries, we want to express our appreciation and gratitude to all the healthcare workers for their dedication and commitment to duty.
We have lost one more patient to the disease, bringing the total fatality number to 79. Our deepest condolences to the family of the departed.
I am appealing to Kenyans:
1️⃣Please wash your hands often with soap and running water.
2️⃣Please avoid close contact. Stay at least 6-feet from other people even in your home.
3️⃣Please wear your mask while in public places. Dr Mercy Health
Although the various restrictions & containment measures have radically altered our everyday lifestyles, our overriding priority has always been, to cut the cycle of transmission, save lives, preserve livelihoods; Dr. Mwangangi.
An intiative has been started in Mombasa to assist the mentally disabled to be tested for Covid-19. We thank Mama Amina Abdallah, the chairperson of Mombasa Women Empowerment Network for this act of humanity.
I want to appeal to the Counties to move with speed & utilize the Ksh 5 billion that has already been disbursed to them, to upgrade their health facilities in readiness to manage COVID-19 cases.
1️⃣Stay home when you’re sick, even if symptoms are mild.
2️⃣Aviod crowded places.
3️⃣Take care of your mental well being.
4️⃣Cough & sneeze into your elbow.
5️⃣Wash your hands regularly.