Kenya has 126 new cases of Coronavirus. Had we not taken the interventions early the situation could be worse; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Uhuru Kenyatta: Because we took these interventions early, we have recorded 2600 COVID-19 infections with 83 deaths.
From 3,632 samples tested in the last 24 hours 126 people have tested positive for Coronavirus.
The total case load of positive cases in the country is now 2,600 from cumulative tests of 94,507.
Today, 6th June, 2020, the country registered the highest number of recoveries. In the last 24 hours, 63 people have been discharged from hospital, after recovering from Covid-19.
Cumulative number of discharges now stands at 706. This is an achievement that could not have been possible, without the zeal & devotion to duty by our healthcare workers. We salute you.
The positive cases are distributed in the Counties of 🔹Mombasa 56
🔹Machakos, Kisumu, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu & Kajiado Counties, one case each.
Mombasa cases are spread in 🔹Mvita 18
The cases in Busia are from; 🔹Malaba POE 46
🔹Busia POE 7
🔹 Alupe quarantine, one.
All except one of the cases in Busia, are of truck drivers.
The cases in Nairobi are in; 🔹Kibra 3
🔹Makadara, Mathare, Langata, Roysambu and Kasarani, one case each.
In Migori, the cases are in; 🔹Kuria West 2
🔹Kuria East, one.
🔹Machakos, one case is at Athi River.
🔹Kisumu, case is Kisumu Central.
🔹Nakuru, case is at Naivasha
🔹Uasin Gishu case is of a truck driver at Turbo
🔹Kajiado case is in Loitokitok.
🔹The youngest postive case is one year old and the oldest is 76 .
🔹28 are females, and 98 are males.
Today we lost 4 more patients, bringing the total number of those we have lost to the disease, to 83.
Our heartfelt condolences to the families & friends of the departed.
If we had not taken the STRINGENT measures we did in March 2020, the rate of infections would have peaked to 800,000 people by July 30th 2020; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
If one infected person has potential to infect people, this number would have hit 2.4M people in 21 days. By the end of august, 75,000 Kenyans would have died from this virus. But because of the early interventions we took, we have recorded only 2,600 infections.
if we relax the interventions by 40%, the infections will peak in November 2020 with 300,000 infected and 40,000 deaths. And if we relax them by 60%, the pandemic will peak in October with 450,000 infections and 45,000 deaths.
Our health care system must be prepared sufficiently to take on a surge in infections. It must not be overwhelmed at any one point during the pandemic. Access to testing, isolation and quarantine must be a bare minimum.
New measures introduced by the President Uhuru Kenyatta include:
Cessation of moment into and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old town in Mombasa ends tomorrow; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Schools to reopen in September; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Nationwide curfew extended for a further 30 days as well as closure of bars; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The ban on all forms of gatherings including bars, political and social gatherings is extended for a further 30 days; President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Cessation of movement in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Mandera extended further for 30 days; President Uhuru.
Let us continue to observe the containment measures of hand washing, maintaining social and physical distance and wearing of face masks among others.