Kenya’s positive cases of COVID 19 have recorded a new high, after 447 people from a sample of 3,803 samples were noted in the last 24 hours.
Giving the daily updates of the pandemic locally, Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, who led a team in a tour of Mombasa County to assess the level of preparedness for COVID 19, said, the 447 new cases brings the country’s cumulative total to 8,975.
280 of the new case are males while 167 are females. They all range from the ages of 8 months to 88 years old.Meanwhile, the number of recoveries have increased to 2657 after 64 patients were discharged from various health facilities. Sadly,4 more patients have succumbed bringing the country’s fatalities to 173.
The ministry of Health also noted that Mombasa County is leading in terms of the intensity of the COVID 19 disease. According to CS Kagwe, out of 100,000 samples tested in Mombasa, 138 are positive while in Nairobi it is 100 for every 100,000 samples tested.
CS Kagwe has reminded the residents of Mombasa to take extra caution to combat the invisible disease. Addressing the press in Mombasa, CS Kagwe has said it is the responsibility of every citizen to insulate themselves against the virus with the virus being reported in every village in Mombasa.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has urged all counties to ensure they fulfill the minimum 300 isolation bed capacity as instructed by President Uhuru Kenyatta. CS Kagwe lauded Mombasa county for achieving the same and hiring an additional 52 healthcare workers to strengthen its human resource capacity.