278 more test positive for Coronavirus in Kenya now 5811-Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi

Today, we have 278 people testing positive of Covid-19 from 4,074 samples that were run in the last 24 hours. This now brings 5,811 the total number of confirmed cases in the country, from a cumulative figure of 162, 478 tests done so far.

Out of today’s cases, all, except (2) are Kenyans, 181 are males and 97 females.
The youngest is a one (1) year old infant, while the oldest is 84.

Nairobi is leading with 171 cases, followed by Mombasa with 37, Nakuru, 17, Kiambu 12, Busia 10, Uasin Gishu, 9, Kajiado 4, Migori 3, Kericho, 2, Machakos 2, Nandi, 2, Trans Nzoia, 2, Siaya, (1), Taita Taveta, (1), Kwale, (1), Kisumu, (1), Makueni, (1), Meru, (1), & Vihiga, (1).

▪️Westlands 34
▪️Langata 28
▪️Dagoretti North 17 ▪️Makadara 16
▪️Kibra 11
▪️Embakasi East 10
▪️Kasarani 9
▪️Embakasi South 8
▪️Kamukunji 8
▪️Starehe 6
▪️Embakasi West 5
▪️Dagoretti South 5
▪️Embakasi Central 4
▪️Roysambu 4
▪️Mathare 3
▪️Ruaraka 2
▪️Embakasi North 1

In Mombasa, the cases are in; ▪️Mvita, 14,
▪️Nyali, (6),
▪️Kisauni, (5),
▪️Jomvu, (5),
▪️Likoni, (5)
▪️Changamwe, (2).

Nakuru cases are from;
▪️Nakuru East, (8),
▪️Naivasha, (6),
▪️Nakuru North,(2)
▪️ Nakuru West, (1).

In Kiambu, the 12 cases are in; ▪️Kiambu Town (5),
▪️Kikuyu (3),
▪️Kiambaa (2),
▪️Thika town, (1),
▪️Githuguri, (1).

In Busia, the 10 cases are in; ▪️Teso North, (7),
▪️Teso South, (2), and ▪️Matayos (1) .

Uasin Gishu, 9 cases are from:
▪️Ainabkoi, 3
▪️Kapseret & Kesses, 2 cases each,
▪️Moiben, & Turbo, 1 case each.

In Kajiado, the 4 cases are in; ▪️Kajiado North, 3
▪️Kajiado East, 1

*Migori has 3 cases in Awendo, Suna East & Kuria West, one case each.

*Kericho, has 2 cases in Ainamoi.

*Machakos, has 2 cases in Athi River & Machakos.

*Nandi, 2 cases in Chesumei.

▪️Trans Nzoia, has 2 cases in Kwanza.
▪️Siaya has one case in Gem. ▪️Taita Taveta, 1 case in Voi. ▪️Kwale, 1 case in Matuga, ▪️Kisumu, 1 case in Kisumu Central,
▪️Makueni, 1 case is in Kilome,
▪️Meru, 1 case in Igembe south &
Vihiga, 1 case in Vihiga town.

Today, we are happy to report that we have discharged 31 patients from our various hospitals, bringing to 1,936 the total number of those who have so far recovered from the disease.

We have lost another 4 patients to the disease, bringing our fatalities to 141. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the departed.

We have noted with a lot of concern, incidences of COVID-19 infections, that have arisen due to cross infections within our health care facilities. This is a matter the Ministry is taking seriously.

We are appealing to all hospitals, public & private, to be extremely careful, & put in-place measures that reduces the slightest possibility of cross-infection.

We are reminding all County Governments that they must have a dedicated healthcare facility for COVID-19 cases.

Shalom Hospital has not been closed, but has been placed under quarantine the status of the 125 inpatients.

Medical personnel are working on shift basis with the proper protective gear to ensure that the patients are well taken care of.

However the hospital shall not admit anymore patients until it is proven there is no more cross infection.

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