Today 189 people have tested positive from a sample size of 1,205 tested in the last 24 hours bringing to 10,294 the number of those who have tested positive so far in the country. This pushes our cumulative tests figures to 216, 242.
In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE in Kenya today is as follows :
✔️1,205 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️216,242 samples tested so far
✔️189 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 10,294
✔️65 recoveries today
✔️2,946 Total discharged and recovered
✔️12 fatalities today
✔️197 Total fatalities
Out of the new cases 106 are males and 83 are females. The youngest is 5 year old & the oldest is 71.
The positive cases are from; Nairobi 147, Kiambu 20, Machakos 11, Kajiado 5, Mombasa 2, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu, Laikipia and Kericho have one (1) case each.
Nairobi, has 147 cases in; Dagoretti North 77
Embakasi East 10
Embakasi South 9
Embakasi West 6
Dagoretti South 1
Embakasi Central 1
Embakasi North 1
In Kajiado, the 5 cases are in Kajiado North (4), and Kajiado East (1).
The 2 cases in Mombasa are in Kisauni and Nyali.
Kiambu, cases are from;
Kiambu Town 6
Gatundu South, Githunguri, Juja and Limuru have one each
Machakos, has 11 cases in Athi River (7), Machakos (3), and Masinga (1).
Today we have discharges 65 patients from our various hospitals bringing to 2,946 the number of recoveries from the disease in the country.
We continue to thank our healthcare workers for their continued dedication to duty that enables us to achieve such results.
Sadly, we have lost 12 patients to the disease. All the deaths are from Nairobi County, nine from various hospitals, while three are community deaths. This is the highest number of fatalities recorded in a single day since this pandemic struck.
We pass our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.
All Counties are required to have rapid response/contact tracing. So far there are 229 teams in all the counties. The National Response & Contact tracing team, is currently conducting training for the teams on the usage of the web based tool & data management.
Contact tracing is a critical tool for controlling the pandemic through interruption of the transmission chain by early detection and isolation of cases.
I would like to appeal to you, my dear brothers and sisters not to relent in this fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The only way to confront the battle is through the containment measures that we have been advocating: Mutahi Kagwe, CS Health.