Today we have tested 6,024 samples out of which, 213 people tested positive of COVID-19.
In a summary the COVID-19 update today is as follows:
▶️6,024 Samples tested in the last 24 hours
▶️ 130, 498 Samples tested so far
▶️213 new positive cases today
▶️4,257 total confirmed cases
▶️106 recoveries today
▶️1459 total recoveries so far
▶️10 fatalities today
▶️117 total fatalities
Out of the positive cases, 198 are Kenyans, 15 are foreigners, while 151 are males, and 62 are females. The youngest to be infected is a one-year-old, while the oldest is 73.
✔️Nairobi leads with 136 cases,
✔️Nakuru & Machakos 4, each ✔️Garissa & Isiolo 3 cases each
✔️Taita Taveta 2,
✔️Kitui, Migori, Narok and Embu have one case each.
Nairobi, 136 cases are from; ✔️Dagoretti North, (36), ✔️Westlands, (25), ✔️Kamukunji, (17),
✔️Embakasi East, (4), ✔️Embakasi North, (3), ✔️Ruaraka, (3)
✔️Embakasi Central, (1).
✔️Mvita leads with 20 cases, ✔️Likoni & Kisauni, 5 cases each
In Kajiado, 13 cases are from: ✔️Kajiado Central 7
✔️Kajiado North 5
✔️Kajiado West, 1
Kiambu, 7 cases are from; ✔️Ruiru 4
✔️Kiambu Town 2
✔️In Garissa, the cases are from Daadab 2 & Garissa township 1.
✔️In Isiolo, the 3 cases are from Isiolo Town.
✔️Taita Taveta has 2 cases in Voi,
✔️Kitui, has one case is from Kitui South.
✔️Busia, has 5 cases are from Teso North 3 & Teso South 2.
✔️Nakuru, cases are from Naivasha 2 & Gilgil 1, ✔️Machakos cases are in Athi River 2, & Machakos Town 2.
✔️Migori case is from Suna East.
✔️Narok case is from Narok North,
✔️Embu case is from Manyatta.
We have discharged 106 patients from our various hospitals, bringing the total cumulative number of recoveries to 1,459. We continue to appreciate the good work done by our healthcare workers.
Sadly, today we lost 10 more patients to the disease. This is the highest number of fatalities recorded on a single day since the first case. This brings to 117 the number of those who have succumbed to the disease. Our heartfelt condolences goes to the families and friends.
From the data that we have been providing, it is evident that the numbers of infections in Westlands, Kibra, Langata, Embakasi & Dagorreti, have been rising. This situation should be of concern to all of us, particularly, residents of these areas; Dr Rashid Aman.
The spread of the virus at our border points of Malaba, Busia, Taveta & Namanga, remains of great concern & we want to remind the truck drivers & truck owners, that all truck drivers must get tested at the point of origin, at least 48 hours before the commencement of the journey.
Employers are encouraged to advise, their staff & general public accessing their workplaces, to adhere to the laid down containment measures of hand washing, keeping social & physical distance, observing cough etiquette, avoiding face touching, & proper use of face mask.
COVID trends have been on an upward trajectory due to the ongoing community transmission. The upward trend will be longer before the curve is flattened; PS Health Susan Mochache.
The Ministry of Health, PS Susan Mochache today received a donation of test kits worth 400,000 USD from the Korean Government, to support the fight against COVID-19
The support from the Korea government will go a long way in supporting our country CoVid-19 report, PS Health.
As a country we are also looking forward to sharing best practices & learning from Korea experience on successful interventions that have worked in regard to the ongoing fight against Corona Virus; PS Health, Susan Mochache.
“We are encouraged to know that our brothers and sisters in Korea are standing with us during this difficult time. We say asante,” PS Health Susan Mochache.
Stanbic Bank Kenya in partnership with Base Titanium, Centum, Gulf Energy, Valar Frontier, & Africa Practice, today handed over a total of 192 high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy devices worth KSh147 million to MOH_Kenya to support