COVID-19: Health Ministry records 54 discharges Nairobi , Wednesday June 3, 2020

The government has today discharged 54 patients who have recovered from coronavirus disease, the highest number of recoveries the country has so far recorded.

This now brings to 553, the number of individuals who have recovered from the disease in the country, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health,  Dr. Rashid Aman said today.

These recoveries demonstrates that good management  by the  healthcare workers and shows that this disease, when clinically manifested, is curable and is not a death sentence, he said

As the coronavirus continues to ravage the globe, there has been many recoveries. Three million persons out of the 6.2 million infected globally, have fully recovered. “These recoveries are attributed to the diligent and committed work of healthcare workers, operating in enabled health systems,” Dr. Rashid said.

The CAS decried that a majority of the truck drivers who are arriving at the borders without valid document are causing unnecessary snarl ups and delays.These are scenarios can very easily be avoided if they all adhere to the process of being tested 48 hours prior before they embark on their journey, he noted.

He also acknowledged that there is a bit of delay in releasing results but elaborated that they are giving priority to samples of the truck drivers majorly being undertaken at Turbo centre. “We have also established mobile testing clinics in Namanga and Mai Mahiu to ensure truck drivers are tested and get their results faster,” he noted.

Dr. Rashid also announced that 123 people have tested positive from 2,112 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings the total number of positive cases to 2,216, while the total number of samples tested so far is 85,058.

Out of the 123 postive cases Nairobi has 44, Mombasa 34, Busia 20, Uasin Gishu 12, Kiambu three, Kajiado three, Nyeri three, Kilifi two,  Garissa one  and Laikipia one case..

In Nairobi county the 44 cases are from Kibra 10 cases, Westlands nine, Dagoretti North four,  Embakasi West four, Embakasi South, Langata, Makadara, Mathare and kasarani Kasarani three cases each while Ruaraka and Kamukunji each have one case.

In Mombasa, the 34 cases are from Mvita 11, Jomvu eight , Changamwe five Likoni four, Kisauni and Nyali have three cases each. In Busia all the 20 cases are of truck drivers at the Malaba Border, while the 12 cases in Uasin Gishu are also of truck drivers at Turbo.  Similarly, three cases in Kajiado are all of truck drivers.

In Nyeri, the three cases are from Nyeri Central with two cases and Nyeri South, one case. In Garissa the one case is from Garissa town and in Laikipia, the one case is from Laikipia West.

Out of the positive cases today 90 are males and 33 are females with the youngest is eight  years old and the the oldest 84.

Sadly,  the CAS reported that the country has lost three male  patients from the disease, Two of them are from Nairobi, while one is from Nyeri. The youngest one is a 12-year-old boy, who tested positive posthumously, while the other two are 41 years and 71 years of age. This now brings to 74 the total number of those who have succumbed to the disease.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr. Rashid Aman addressing a press conference on update of coronavirus at Afya House today and confirmed that 123 people tested positive for the last 24 hours making a total of 2216 cases in the Country.