The COVID-19 UPDATE today by Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman
✔️ 1,096 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️98,439 samples tested so far
✔️95 new positive cases today
✔️2, 862 Total confirmed cases
✔️97 new recoveries today
✔️849 Total discharged and recovered
✔️1 fatality today
✔️85 Total fatalities
Today, we have discharged a record high of 97 patients, from various hospitals countrywide. This now raises our tally of recoveries to 849. This is the highest number of recoveries we have recorded in a single 24-hour period; CAS Dr. Rashid Aman.
We sincerely thank our healthcare workers for this achievement.
Out of the 95 new cases, 57 are males & 38 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old, while the oldest is 72.
We lost one more patient from Nairobi to the disease, bringing the total fatality number to 85. Our deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
Distribution of cases in counties;
▪️Kitui, Kwale, Garissa and Marsabit have one case each.
Marsabit, becomes the latest county to report a COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of counties affected to 38.
Mombasa, cases are from;
▪️Jomvu, 3 cases.
Nairobi, cases are from;
▪️Dagoretti North 1
▪️9 truck drivers from Malaba border point,
▪️one case from Busia border point.
Kajiado, cases are from;
▪️Kajiado Town, 3
▪️Kajiado East, 2
▪️Kajiado North, 1
▪️ Nyeri Central, 3 cases of community nurses
▪️Kilifi North 3
▪️Kitui Central, 1
▪️North Horr 1
I want to commend our healthcare workers in all cadres, who are doing a great job under very difficult circumstances.; Dr. Aman.
Our healthcare workers being the frontline soldiers in this fight, are at a greater risk of contracting the disease. These are the people putting their lives on the line to protect this Nation. We should not take this for granted. We salute them.
We are recording more & more people recovering from the disease, which is an indication that, if the virus is detected early, & proper care is availed, recovery is almost certain.
The rising number of positives also point to containment measures not fully being observed. We must ensure that we work together to reduce the chain of transmission, & overcome this disease; Dr. Aman.
We should adhere to the containment measures, which include washing of hands, wearing of face masks at all times, maintaining social & physical distance, & avoiding public gatherings, among others; Dr. Aman.
WHO has issued new guidelines which require that people above 60 years, are advised to wear N95 masks at all times when in public places.
This is because of lowered immunity of individuals of that age.
Care givers attending to patients under home based care program, must also have the N95 masks, when offering care to such individuals.
The general public must continue to wear the 3 ply surgical masks and woven fabric masks at all times.