149 more Covid-19 cases in Kenya now 5533 – Health CAS Rashid Aman

Today we have 149 positive cases of Covid-19 from a sample of 3,090 tested in the last 24 hours. Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman

We now have a total of 5,533 confirmed cases in the country, out of 158,404 cumulative tests. From today’s cases, 148 are Kenyans and one is a foreigner, while 94 are males and 55 females. The youngest is a one year old infant, while the oldest is 76.

▪️Nairobi is leading with 73 cases.
▪️Mombasa 20
▪️Kajiado 15
▪️Siaya 13
▪️Busia 9
▪️Kiambu 8
▪️Taita Taveta 3
▪️Machakos 3
▪️Kilifi, Nakuru, Nandi, Bungoma & Isiolo, have one (1) case each.

Nairobi 20 cases are from:
▪️Kibra 17
▪️Langata 12
▪️Dagoretti North 10
▪️Westlands 7
▪️Embakasi West 5
▪️Embakasi North 5
▪️Roysambu 4
▪️Ruaraka, Makadara, Embakasi South, Kamukunji & Kasarani (2) cases each.
▪️Embakasi Central, Starehe & Mathare (1) case each.

Mombasa, cases are from:
▪️Mvita 9
▪️Nyali 6
▪️Changamwe 3
▪️Kisauni & Jomvu (1) case each.

Kajiado, cases are in:
▪️Kajiado East 7
▪️Kajiado Central 6
▪️Loitokitok 3

▪️Siaya, has 13 cases in Bondo.
▪️Busia, 9 cases in Teso South.
▪️Kiambu, Kiambaa, 3 cases, Kikuyu, 2 & Kabete, 2 & Kiambu Town,1.
▪️Taita Taveta, has 3 cases in Taveta.
▪️ Machakos has 3 cases in Athi River &
▪️Kilifi 1 case in Kaloleni.

Today we have discharged 48 patients from various hospitals, bringing to 1,905 the total number of those who have so far recovered from the disease.

We also lost another five (5) patients to the disease bringing our fatality cases to 137.

Today, is the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking under the theme ‘Better knowledge for better care.’

In this period of Covid-19, People Who Use Drugs, are particularly at high risk of contracting the disease due to behaviors associated with the use of drugs & reduced immunity & disorders associated with physical & psychological comorbidity.

Poor discipline and personal hygiene can also predispose people who use drugs to contracting the virus, due to reduced adherence to containment measures as well marginalization & stigmatization, which is exacerbated during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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