Today we have 278 new cases of Coronavirus from a sample size of 1,403 tested in the last 24 hours We have also discharged 99 patients.
In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE today in Kenya is as follows :
✔️1,403 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️207,987 samples tested so far
✔️278 new positive cases
✔️ 9,726 Total confirmed cases
✔️99 recoveries today
✔️ 2,832 Total discharged and recovered
✔️3 fatalities today
✔️ 184 Total fatalities
Out of the 278 positive cases 273 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners, with 166 being males, and 112 females. The youngest positive case is one-year- old child, while the oldest is 86 years.
The new positive cases are distributed in the counties of Nairobi 162,
Nairobi, cases are in;
Dagoretti North 37
Embakasi East 16
Embakasi South 7
Embakasi Central 6
Embakasi West 6
Dagoretti South 2
Embakasi North 1
Kajiado, cases are in;
Kajiado East 27
Kajiado North 9
Kajiado central 4
Kiambu, cases are in;
Gatundu South 1
Machakos, all the 22 cases are in Athi River
Nakuru, has 16 cases in;
Nakuru East 5
Nakuru West 2
Nakuru North 1
Mombasa, has 2 cases in; Mvita 1
Murang’a, has one case in Maragwa.
Today, we are also pleased to share with you that 99 patients have been discharged from various hospitals having recovered, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 2,832.
COVID-19 DEATHS rise to 184 after 3 succumb.
We want to appreciate our healthcare workers as they fight this pandemic, during this hard times. It is now our responsibility to ensure that the virus is contained by observing the measures in place: CAS Health Dr Mercy Health
The risk is high and most of our health workers are exposed including in the community. We are giving them PPE and psychosocial support to ensure their safety; Dr Patrick Amoth Ag. Director General, Health.
From our COVID-19 statistics the number of positive cases in Kwale County has been reducing. Currently, the total case load in Kwale County is 139, from 1,598 samples. All the positive cases have recovered, except 9 who are currently on Home Based Care.
Kwale County has achieved & surpassed the 300 isolation bed requirement, with over 424 beds, 84 of which are in Msambweni Covid-19 Hospital.
In addition the county has 10 ICU beds & 13 ventilators for patients that may require critical care.
As Government, our focus has been to upgrade the level of readiness in all our healthcare facilities, and we have been working very closely with county Governments towards this goal. Dr. Mercy Health, CAS Health.
We appreciate KMTC for the good work they are doing in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. KMTC Kwale, like in other counties, have offered their institutions for use as quarantine and isolation facilities.