A total of 42 counties now have cases of COVID 19 reported, as the positive cases continue to rise. Giving the daily update on the pandemic, Health ministry Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe, said Nairobi and Mombasa have the highest cases of the disease, while Kilifi is ranked tenth.

While giving the daily tally for the disease after assessing Kilifi county’s preparedness for COVID 19, CS Kagwe said the positive cases are on the increase countrywide, with 473 new virus cases recorded after testing 6,979 samples in the last 24 hours.

The country’s disease burden for coronavirus now stands at 9,448.

Out of the new total, the Health Cabinet Secretary says 324 are males, and lamented over the trend. The Youngest positive case is one year old and the oldest is 90 years old.

Nairobi, cases are in: Kibra 71 Langata 65 Dagoretti North 59 Westlands 21 Embakasi West 13 Kamukunji 13 Kasarani 12 Roysambu 12 Embakasi South 9 Ruaraka 9 Dagoretti South 7 Starehe 7 Makadara 5 Embakasi Central 4 Mathare 4 Emabakasi East 3 Embakasi North 2 

CS Kagwe said 76 patients have been discharge bringing the total number of recoveries to 2733. Unfortunately 8 more people have lost their lives due to the COVId-19 bringing the total to 181.

Still on fatalities, Kenya has lost it’s first doctor to coronavirus. Health ministry cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe sent condolences to the family of Dr. Doreen Lugaliki who succumbed to the disease this morning while undergoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital ICU unit.

While addressing the press in Kilifi, CS Kagwe who led a moment of silence in honour of Dr. Lugaliki said she had been admitted on Monday night after contracting the disease. 38-year-old Dr. Lugaliki served as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Nairobi South Hospital

Meanwhile, The Ministry of Health has revealed that 9 out of every ten cases of COVID 19 in Kenya are asymptomatic. According to Director General of Heath Dr. Patrick Amoth , this justifies the need for home-based care to manage the mostly youthful demographic profile who exhibit this mild form of the disease. Meanwhile, 44 people in today’s COVID 19 caseload of 473 are in the Intensive care Unit

Health CS  Kagwe has further lauded Kilifi county for surpassing the presidential proposal of 300 isolation beds per county for COVID 19 patients.He  revealed that the ministry will boost the human resource capacity of the universal Healthcare program. Kilifi residents will also benefit from the new renal, radiology and theater equipment at the county referral hospital.

On his part, Kilifi governor Amason Kingi said that his county is prepared though not 100{d59e984f9fbc5c09e4ab0305e27bfa5819922b7230cd324f89a660f78358ca33} to deal with the COVID-19. Addressing the press in Kilifi Kingi has said that it has surpassed the 300-bed capacity as ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The governor has appealed to Kenyans to be in the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 .He has warned that the steps taken by the government to combat the disease could be thwarted if Kenyans don’t adhere to the ministry of health protocol.

Governor Kingi has said that the up-surge or flattening of the curve depends on Kenyans. He has said that the 71 cases that have been reported with majority recovering. 10 more patients are in the 7 isolation centers in the county.