497 more test positive for Coronavirus in Kenya now 10791-Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi

In the past 24 hours we have tested 4,992 samples, out of which, 497 people have tested positive for the virus. The cumulative number of tests conducted so far is now 221,234 and the total case load in the country stands at 10,791.

In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE today in Kenya is as follows :
✔️4,992 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️221,234 samples tested so far
✔️497 new positive cases today
✔️Total confirmed cases stand at 10,791
✔️71 recoveries today
✔️ 3,017 Total discharged and recovered w
✔️5 fatalities today
✔️ 202 Total fatalities

Out of the positive cases 480 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners, with 318 being males, and 179 are female. The youngest is a two (2) year old child, while the oldest is 89.

The 497 positive cases are distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi 292, Kiambu 62, Kajiado 51, Machakos 30, Mombasa 28, Busia 10, Uasin Gishu 8, Nakuru 5, Makueni 3, Narok 2, Nyeri 2, Meru 2, while Kakamega, Kericho, Kilifi, Laikipia, and Nandi have one (1) case each.In Kiambu the 62 cases are in; Kiambaa (13), Gatundu South (9), Ruiru (7), Thika (6), Githunguri, Lari, Limuru and Kiambaa have (4) cases each while Juja, Kabete, Kikuyu and Gatundu Central have (1) cases each.In Machakos, the 30 cases are in; Athi River (29) and Machakos Town (1) while in Mombasa the 28 cases are in; Mvita (14), Jomvu (9), Likoni (2), Changamwe, Kisauni and Nyali have (1) case each.

In Busia, the 10 cases are in Teso North (7) and Matayos (3). In Uasin Gishu, the (8) cases are in Turbo (6), Ainabkoi and Turbo one (1) case each. Nakuru has (5) cases in Nakuru East (4) and Nakuru West (1). Makueni has (3) cases in Kibwezi West, Narok (2) cases

In Kajiado, the 51 cases are in; Kajiado East (29), Kajiado Central (5), Kajiado North (11) and Loitokitok (3).

In sub-counties the cases are distributed as follows; in Nairobi, the 292 cases are in; Westlands (39), Langata (35), Dagoretti North (34), Embakasi East (30), Starehe (32), Kasarani (24), Embakasi West (21), Kamukunji (16), Roysambu (13), Mathare (12), Embakasi South (7), Dagoretti South (6), Makadara (4), Dagoretti Central (3), and Embakasi North (1).in Narok East and Narok North, Nyeri has (2) cases in Nyeri Central and Meru has (2) cases in Imenti North. In Kakamega (1) is in Lukuyani, Kericho (1) case in Ainamoi, Kilifi (1) in Kilifi North, Laikipia (1) in Laikipia East and Nandi (1) in Chemumei.
Dr. Mercy Mwangangi CAS Ministry Of Health.

Today, I am delighted to inform you that 71 have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,017. I thank our healthcare workers for this achievement.

Regrettably, we have lost five (5) more patients to the disease, bringing our cumulative fatality to 202. I send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the bereaved.
Dr. Mercy Mwangangi CAS Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health, Ag. Director General Dr. Patrick Amoth today visited Pumwani Maternity Hospital to assess the Covid-19 transmission situation and assured the public the facility is safe.

He confirmed that out of 290 staff that were tested, 41 turned out positive & have proceeded to an Isolation centre set up at Pumwani maternity hospital for healthcare workers that do not meet criteria for home based care.

He said Pumwani hospital shall remain open for complicated delivery cases. In the meantime patients can access Maternal health care from the adjacent health facilities e.g Eastleigh health centre.

The Coronavirus disease is now fully domiciled in our communities as evidenced by the surging numbers, which we have been reporting to in Nairobi County.

The capital city continues to lead with the number of infections. As of yesterday Nairobi had 5,705 case followed by Mombasa with 1,739, Busia comes in third with 550 and Kiambu is number four with 520.

However in the last three days Nairobi has registered 518 cases alone. This is a very worrying trend. “We need to soul search and do something very quickly, strictly embrace Government Guideline.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Mercy Mwangagi

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