Today we have 268 people tested positive, out of a sample size of 2,704. This number brings our case load of those confirmed positive to 6,941 out of the 176,059 cumulative samples so far tested; CAS Health Dr. Rashid Aman.
Out of this number 259 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners, with 160 males, and 108 females. The youngest is a one year old while the oldest is 80.
COVID-19 cases per county; Nairobi 175, Mombasa 28, , Busia 18, Kiambu 11, Kajiado 9, Migori 9, Uasin Gishu 8, Machakos 6, Narok (2), Makueni (1), & Muranga (1).
COVID-19 cases in Nairobi; Dagoretti North 34, Kibra 29, Ruaraka, 24, Langata 21, Embakasi East 12, Westlands 11, Makadara 10, Starehe 7, Kasarani 6, Embakasi South, & Embakasi West 5 cases each.
Embakasi Central 3, Embakasi North 2, Kamukunji 2, Mathare 2, & Roysambu 2.
Mombasa, cases are in; Kisauni 12, Mvita 6, Jomvu 4, Nyali, 3, Changamwe 2 & Likoni 1.
Busia 18 cases are in; Teso South 12, Teso North 5, & Matayos 1.
Kiambu, 11 cases are in, Kiambu Town 7, Ruiru 2, Juja & Thika, 1 case each.
COVID-19 cases in Kajiado: Kajiado North 6,
Kajiado East 2,
Kuria East 3
Kuria West 3
Athi River 5
Narok has 2 cases in Narok North.
Makueni 1 case in Kibwezi West.
Muranga, has 1 in Maragua.
DISCHARGED 20 patients from various hospitals, bringing to 2,109 the total number of recoveries.
DEATHS rise to 152 after 3 more patients succumb to the disease.
Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the departed.
As of today, the Country has registered close to 7,000 cases. In the past week alone, we have recorded an average of 222 cases per day; Dr. Rashid Aman.
Majority of the people who have succumbed to COVID-19, had underlying disease conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. These are Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), whose burden to the health system is on the rise.
In Kenya about 6.1 million adult live with hypertension representing 24% of the adult population. The Kenya Health Information System January to March 2020 data from 21 reporting counties on hypertension indicate that a total of 67,465 hypertensive patients were seen & reported.
People living with diabetes & hypertension, are advised to consume healthy diets based on the locally available foods. A balanced diet is critical for preventing and managing NCDs, and their related complications during this COVID-19 season and beyond.
Those who adhere to a healthy diet are able to maintain the acceptable blood sugar levels, manage their blood pressure levels and maintain the ideal body weight.
A healthy diet has a variety of foods that provides the right amount of nutrients, calories and need not be expensive.
The guidelines for healthy diet:
1️⃣Eat the right portion of whole grains & cereals like maize, rice, millets, sorghum, wheat; roots tubers like arrowroots, cassava, sweet potato & green bananas.
2️⃣Consume plenty of vegetables such as green leafy vegetables e.g. spinach, sukuma wiki, traditional vegetables like managu, terere, kunde, mrenda, saga, pumpkin leaves & starchy vegetables such as butternut, pumpkin & other vegetables like cabbage, sweet peppers, green peas..
3️⃣Eat a variety of fruits that are in season & readily available in the market such as oranges, mangoes, ripe bananas, apples, water melon.
4️⃣Eat plenty protein foods, such as beans, green grams, lentils, njahi, pigeon peas, groundnuts and seeds alternating with animal protein foods such as fish, lean meats, poultry, and eggs.
5️⃣Take fat free or low fat dairy and dairy products, such as skimmed milk, low fat yoghurt and fortified soya beverages.
5️⃣Restricted amounts of sugar salt, alcohol, trans fats such as hardened fats and margarines and saturated fats from animal sources and fatty meats.
6️⃣Avoid sugar sweetened beverages such as sodas, energy drinks, sweetened teas and flavored drinks.
The battle is tough, but it’s far from lost. There is still much to be done & our country has the determination, the solidarity & the tools to flatten the curve of COVID19. We can only achieve this if we pay attention to the data & public health interventions in place, Dr. Rashid.
Let us keep doing this to #KomeshaCorona – Hand washing, maintaining social and physical distancing, proper wearing of face masks in public places, avoiding social & political gatherings.