The COVID-19 UPDATE by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in Kenya today is as follows:
✔️2,833 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️97,340 samples tested so far
✔️167 new positive cases today
✔️ 2,767 Total confirmed cases
✔️46 new recoveries today
✔️752 Total discharged & recovered
✔️1 fatalities today
✔️84 Total fatalities
The total number of positive cases now stands at 2,767, while the samples so far tested is 97, 340. The positive cases include, 162 Kenyans, and five (5) foreigners.
🔹125 cases males and
🔹The youngest case is 11 months,
🔹The oldest is 75.
Today, we are grateful to our healthcare workers that we have discharged another 46 patients from various health facilities, bringing our total number of recoveries to 752.
We have lost one more patient to the disease, bringing the total fatality number to 84. Our deepest condolences to the family of the departed.
Today, we have 167 new cases, the highest so far, as a result of targeted testing.
🔹Nairobi has 54,
🔹Uasin Gishu, 11,
🔹Migori, Homabay, Kwale, Siaya and Turkana have one case each.
Distribution of cases in Nairobi;
🔹Embakasi South & Kibra 6 cases each.
🔹Embakasi West, 5
🔹Kamukunji & Langata, 4 cases each.
🔹Makadara & Dagoretti North, 2 cases each 🔹Embakasi East, one case.
In Mombasa, the 47 cases are from;
All the 28 cases in Busia, are of truck drivers:
🔹22 at Malaba POE
🔹6 at Busia border point.
In Kiambu, the 14 cases are from:
🔹 Kikuyu, 9
🔹Kiambu Town, Juja, and Gatundu, one case each.
Uasin Gishu, 11 cases are from;
🔹Ainabkoi, Kapseret, & Kesses, one case each.
Kisumu, 4 cases are from; 🔹Kisumu Central 3
🔹Kisumu West one case.
🔹Machakos, has (3) cases Athi River.
🔹Kuria East in Migori, one case.
🔹Ndiwa in Homa Bay, one case.
🔹Msambweni in Kwale, one case
🔹Alego Usonga in Siaya one case and
🔹Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana, one case.
We encourage the use of technology and persons who are able to work from home to do so; CS Mutahi Kagwe.
We have noted a rise in sell of alcohol and we are directing those doing it must follow the guidelines, we have issued.
Alcohol selling facilities should note that the ban has not been lifted and we urge them to adhere to the directives given by Ministry of Health (MOH_Kenya); CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti; This disease is perviating into counties. Today we have 36 counties affected. This means that more responsibilities are failing into counties, into communities and into families.
Our strength lies on Nyumba Kumi, Community health volunteers as well as targeted testing as county government; Governor Abdi Kuti.
The lifting of restrictions of movement in & out of Eastleigh in Nairobi & Old town in Mombasa does not mean that there are no infections in those areas, it is just that the transmission of the virus has slowed down; CS Mutahi Kagwe.
I want to appeal to residents of Kilifi, Kwale, Old Town & Eastleigh areas not to become complacent, & abandon all containment measures. Any behavior to the contrary, is likely to roll back all the gains so far made; CS Health Mutahi Kagwe.
The directive that closed down bars that sell alcohol has not been lifted. We have noted various facilities opening for business & selling alcohol to clients & I want to caution the owners that anyone who defies the directive, will have their license permanently withdrawn; CS
The review of the dusk to dawn curfew timings, is to allow for both employers & employees to have a full day work shift & to allow mama mbogas, & small scale traders to engage in business as they take care of their families.
As we consider opening up the economy, it will be vitally important, that every person plays his or her role in the quest to limit the spread of infections.
As directed by H.E the President all Counties must have at least a 300 bed facility for COVID-19 cases within the next two weeks. This is to prepare for any possible upsurge of infections, when the various restrictions are lifted & the country eventually opens up.
Today NationalERKe met to deliberate on the:
1️⃣Gradual and progressive opening of learning institutions in the country;
2️⃣Reopening of places of worship;
3️⃣Resumption of local air travel & international flights; and
4️⃣Home & community based care for COVID-19 patients.
These guidelines once developed will stipulate on how the various sectors of the economy & society can progressively begin to open up.
All the 47 County Emergency Response Committees, are urged to take advantage of the two-week period & accelerate the achievement of their planned activities.