247 more Covid-19 cases in Kenya today now 7188 – Health CAS Rashid Aman

Today, 247 people have tested positive for Coronavirus disease, out of 4,147 samples tested. This brings to 7,188 our case load of those confirmed positive. Our Cumulative samples tested so far now stands at 180,206. Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman

From today’s cases 242 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners, & 164 are males, and 83 females. The youngest is a one year old infant while the oldest is 100..

The cases are distributed in the counties of Nairobi 153, Mombasa 35, Kajiado 15, Busia 12, Kiambu 12, Uasin Gishu 4, Machakos 4, Garissa 4, Murang’a 2, Nakuru 2, Siaya 2, Lamu 1, and Nyamira 1.

Distribution of cases in Nairobi; Kibra 35, Westlands 28, Dagoretti North 16, Kasarani 13, Embakasi East 12,
Starehe 10, Langata (8),
Makadara (6), Embakasi South (5), Embakasi West (4), Kamukunji (4), Roysambu (4), Dagoretti South (3), Ruaraka (3), & Embakasi Central (2).

MOMBASA 35 cases are in Mvita 17, Likoni 6, Changamwe 4, Kisauni 3, Jomvu 3 & Nyali 2.

KAJIADO 15 cases are in Kajiado East 10, Kajiado North 4 & Kajiado Central 1.

BUSIA 12 cases are in Teso South 8, Teso North 2 & Matayos 2.

KIAMBU 12 cases are in, Kiambaa (6), Ruiru (3), Thika (2), and Kikuyu (1).

UASIN GISHU 4 cases are in Ainabkoi (2), Kapseret (1), & Turbo (1).

MACHAKOS 4 cases are in Athi River.

GARISSA cases are in Daadab (2), & Garissa Township (2).

MURANGA cases are in Maragua & Kiharu.

NAKURU two cases are in Nakuru West.

SIAYA cases are in Alego Usonga.

LAMU case is in Lamu West

NYAMIRA case is in Nyamira town.

DISCHARGED 39 patients from various hospitals, bringing to 2,148 the total number of recoveries.

DEATH rise to 154 after (2) more people succumb to the disease. Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the departed.

CANCER: Individuals with underlying conditions are more at risk, not only of contracting the disease, but also dying due to low immunity.

So far six patients nursing cancer have succumbed to COVID-19.

CANCER is one of the most impacting disease on our people & the health facilities in recent times. Every household in the country has, in one way or another, been affected by this deadly disease.

Today, marks an important milestone in the fight against cancer in Kenya as MOH_Kenya launches the first Kenya Cancer Policy 2019-2030.

The Cancer Policy 2019-2030, provides a framework on how to comprehensively manage the cancer burden in the country, through systematic implementation of evidence-based interventions in the area of care; Health CAS, Dr. Rashid Aman.

MOH_Kenya has put in place deliberate efforts to improve access to cancer services in line with the UHC agenda. Through the MES, the Ministry has availed x-ray, CT-SCAN equipment, ultrasound and mammography machines, to the counties to boost cancer diagnosis.

In collaboration with the counties, MOH_Kenya has established 10 county chemotherapy centers, which are all operational and fully functional.

The Ministry has continued to support these centers with appropriate cancer drugs, especially during this period of COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure continued service delivery.

Basic cancer care can now be accessed at a nearby county health facility.

We are encouraging our cancer patients, on active treatment as well as those on follow up, to embrace and utilize these services. With these cancer treatment and management centres, the number of Kenyans seeking cancer treatment abroad will be reduced.

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