Kenya’s disease burden for COVID 19 inches close to the 7,000 mark. This is after 268 people tested positive in tests conducted in the last 24 hours, out of a sample size of 2,704.  This now brings the total to 6,941.

Giving the updates, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman said out of this number 259 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners, with 160 males, and 108 females. The youngest is a one year old while the oldest is 80.

Nairobi  has175 new cases, Mombasa has 28, , Busia has 18, Kiambu has 11, Kajiado has 9, Migori has 9, Uasin Gishu 8, Machakos 6, Narok (2), Makueni (1), & Muranga (1).

Mombasa, cases are in; Kisauni 12, Mvita 6, Jomvu 4, Nyali, 3, Changamwe 2 & Likoni 1. Busia 18 cases are in; Teso South 12, Teso North 5, & Matayos 1. Kiambu, 11 cases are in, Kiambu Town 7, Ruiru 2, Juja & Thika, 1 case each.

Meanwhile,50 patients discharged from various hospitals, bringing to 2,089 the total number of recoveries. Sadly,one more patient has succumbed to the disease, bringing the total fatalities to 149 .

Dr. Aman said to date 41 out of 47 counties , (91{d59e984f9fbc5c09e4ab0305e27bfa5819922b7230cd324f89a660f78358ca33}), have recorded a case of coronavirus disease, with Nairobi and Mombasa being the most affected.

He pointed out that laxity by a majority of our people in adherence to the containment measures, is aiding the spread of the virus. He said individual responsibility and  ramping up of preparedness are key interventions that must be at the top most of our response list.

While making a special appeal, Dr. Aman urged each Kenyan to take personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19, by maintaining social and  physical distancing, washing of  hands with soap and water, wearing face masks in public Majority of the people who have succumbed to COVID-19, had underlying disease conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. These are Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), whose burden to the health system is on the rise.places and  avoiding social and  political gatherings.

He pointed out majority of the people who have succumbed to COVID-19, had underlying disease conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. These are Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), whose burden to the health system is on the rise.

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