155 more cases Covid-19 confirmed Nairobi, Tuesday June 23, 2020

The government has announced 155 more positive cases of coronavirus from a sample of  4,171 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country now has a total of 4,952 confirmed cases, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), for Health, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, said today. Cumulatively the government has so far tested 146,537 samples.

Out the 155 positive cases 120 are male and 35 are female.  The youngest is aged one-year-old, and the oldest is 77 years.

The CAS also announced that the government has discharged 102 patients, bringing the total tally of recoveries to 1,782.

“Unfortunately, we have lost three more patients to the disease, bringing the total number of those who have succumbed to 128,” she noted.

The 155 cases are distributed in counties of Nairobi 104, Busia, 19, Migori, 10, Mombasa nine, Uasin Gishu, four, Kiambu three, Machakos 2, Nakuru, two Kisumu, one and Kajiado, one

In Nairobi, Kibra, is leading with 20 cases, Dagoretti North, 17, Starehe, 13, Westlands, 10, Mathare, nine, Langata, eight, Kasarani , six, Embakasi South, Roysambu,and  Ruaraka, have four, cases each, Kamukunji, three, Makadara, and Embakasi East, two cases each, Dagoretti South, and Embakasi West, one case each.

In Busia, the 19 cases are from Teso South, 14, and Matayos, five. In Migori, the 10 cases are from Kuria West, six, Kuria East, three, and Nyatike, one. In Mombasa, the 16 cases are from Jomvu, four, Mvita, three, Nyali, one and Changamwe, one.

In Uasin Gishu, the four cases are from Ainabkoi,, and Turbo, two each. In Kiambu, the three cases are from Kiambaa, Kiambu Town, and Kikuyu, with a case each. Machakos has two cases in Athi River, Nakuru, the two cases in Naivasha, Kisumu one in Kisumu Central, and Kajiado, one case Kajiado North.

While making the announcement the CAS emphasized the need for passengers who are coming in with the evacuation flights to adhere to the protocols issued by the Ministry.

“Anybody coming back home must have a COVID-19 free certificate from the country where they are originating from. They must also complete a mandatory declaration form before departure, indicating whether they would wish to be quarantined, in a government or a private facility,” the CAS said

For those with underlying health conditions, their doctors must commit to have them self-quarantine under their supervision.

She also noted that despite the government effort to contain the Covid-19 disease, there has been an increase in domestic violence, intimate partner violence, teenage pregnancies, and child abuse, by either close relatives, or even friends.

“Women and children need to be protected, at all costs, to prevent them against any violence and abuse. Sexual and reproductive health needs, including psychosocial support services, and protection from gender-based violence, must be prioritized to ensure continuity,” she argued.

She revealed that the Ministry of Health has interrogated the data circulating in the social media on teenage pregnancy, and can authoritatively report that it is not alarming.

Teenage pregnancy, she said remains a global challenge, and Kenya is no exception and explained that the actual number of pregnant teenagers is approximately a third of the reported cases and this is due to teenage mothers going late to the clinic, when the pregnancy is already advanced coupled with the number of Ante-Natal Clinic visits they have to make.