260 more test positive for Coronavirus in Kenya now 4738 – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Today, we have registered 260 positive cases from a sample of 3,651 tested in the last 24 hours. We now have a total of 4,738 positive cases in the country. Cumulatively, 140,012 samples have been tests so far.

COVID-19 update briefing by CS Health, Sen. Mutahi Kagwe.

Today we are marking 100 days since the first case was confirmed in Kenya.

The disease is now affecting 40 counties to date.

Out of the 260 positive cases, 254 are Kenyans & 6 are foreigners, while, 176 are men and 84 are females. The youngest case is a 7 month old infant, and the oldest is 90 years.

Today, we have discharged 21 more patients from our various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,607.

We, however lost an additional 2, patients from the disease. This brings the cumulative number of fatalities to 123.

Distribution of the cases by counties;
▪️Nairobi, 157
▪️Mombasa, 42
▪️Kwale, 15
▪️Kiambu, 14
▪️Machakos, 9
▪️Kajiado, 7
▪️Migori, 3
▪️Nakuru, 3
▪️Busia, 3
▪️Homabay, 2
▪️Kilifi, 1
▪️Kisii, 1
▪️Kisumu, 1
▪️Kakamega, 1
▪️Laikipia, 1

Nairobi, cases are from Dagoretti North, 23, Embakasi South, 21, Langata, 22, Makadara, 17, Embakasi East, 11, Kibra, 11, Kamukunji, 11, Embakasi West, 10, Westlands, 8, Kasarani, 5, Embakasi North, 5, Embakasi Central, 3, Ruaraka, 3,Starehe, 2, Dagoretti South, 2, & Mathare, 2.

Mombasa cases are from Likoni, 10, Changamwe, 9, Kisauni, 9, Mvita, 8, Jomvu 3, & Nyali, 3.

In Kwale, the 15 cases are from; Msambweni, 13 & Matuga, 2.

In Kiambu, the 14 cases are from; Kiambaa, 4, Thika, 3, Kabete, 3, Kiambu Town, 2 & Kikuyu, 2.

Machakos, has 9, cases from Athi River.

Kajiado, 7 cases from, Kajiado East, 4, & Kajiado North, 3.

Migori, 3 cases from Kuria West, 2 & Suna East, 1.

Nakuru, 3 cases from, Naivasha, 2 & Nakuru East, 1.

All the 3 cases in Busia are from Teso North.

Homabay, has 2 cases from, Homabay Town, 1 & Mbita, 1.

Kilifi, one case from Kaloleni.

Kisii one case from Kisii Central,

Kisumu one case from Kisumu Central.

Kakamega, one case from Ikolomani.

Laikipia, one case from Laikipia East.

Today marks 100 days since the first case & l would like to thank fellow Kenyans, who by and large have heeded instructions, stayed home, social distanced, worn masks and kept our Nation safe; CS Health, Sen. Mutahi Kagwe.

It is evident that Covid-19 will be with us longer & it will stretch our healthcare system, it is now our personal responsibility to ensure we observe the containment measures to fight the disease.

COVID-19 has affected our mental health. Measures such as stay home, keeping social distancing including isolation has caused a lot of anxiety. But we have seen change especially in behavior such as increased hand hygiene; CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Our systems are now much better, but we are still learning. CoVid-19 has badly impacted our economy including loss of jobs. But the government has made much effort to contain it. By next week each county will have at least 300 isolation bed capacity;CS Mutahi Kagwe.

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