178 more test positive for Coronavirus in Kenya now 5384- Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi

Today, we have tested 3,918 samples and, 178 people have tested positive for the virus. This brings to 5,384 the number of positive cases in the country so far. The total number of tests carried out now stands at 155,314 . Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi.

All the positive cases except three are foreigners, with 123 males and 55 females. The youngest is a one year old while the oldest is 76.

Nairobi is leading with 100 cases followed by Kajiado with 21 cases. Others are Migori 17 cases, Kiambu 16, cases, Busia (8) cases, Mombasa (7) cases, Machakos (4) cases, Nakuru (2) cases, Uasin Gishu, Kericho, and Taita Taveta have one case each.

Nairobi, has 100 cases are from;
▪️Dagoretti North, 22
▪️Embakasi East 17
▪️Westlands & Makadara, 12
▪️Kibra 10
▪️Langata 8
▪️Kasarani, 5
▪️Roysambu & Embakasi Central 3 cases each, ▪️Embakasi West, Ruaraka & Starehe 2, cases each, ▪️Embakasi North & Dagoretti South 1 case each.

In Kajiado, the 21 cases are from Kajiado Central, 17, Kajiado North, 3 & Kajiado East, 1 case.

In Migori, the 17 cases are from Suna East, (8) and Kuria West (9).

Kiambu, has 16 cases from; ▪️Kiambu Town, 7,
▪️Ruiru, 5,
▪️Kikuyu (2),
▪️Kabete and Kiambaa, (1) case each.

Busia, has 8 cases from; ▪️Matayos, 5
▪️Teso South, 3

In Mombasa the 7 cases are from;
▪️Likoni, Changamwe and Mvita, 2 cases each.
▪️Jomvu, one case.

All the four cases in Machakos are from Athi River.

▪️Nakuru, has 2 cases from Naivasha.
▪️Uasin Gishu, one case from Turbo.
▪️Kericho, one case from Bureti.
▪️Taita Taveta, one case from Voi.

We have today discharged 34 patients from our various hospitals, bringing the number of those who have so far recovered to 1,857.

We thank our healthcare workers for the good work.

We express our gratitude to all healthcare workers for the good work they are doing for our people to komesha Coronavirus in Kenya.

Nurses are among the other critical cadres on the frontline of coronavirus, particularly when it comes to handling patients in our health facilities and their expertise is of utmost.

The Ministry of Health Kenya MOH_Kenya recognizes the sacrifices nurses have put in place as the country continues to fight this virus.

The call centre that we are launching today, will act as a medium between National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) leadership, & their members countrywide; Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, CAS Health.

There will be five counsellors on standby at any given time to offer psycho-social support. It will also act as a platform where members can share ideas, as well as professional interactions.

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