REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Covid 19 recoveries hits 144 Nairobi, April 30, 2020

Kenya continues to  record a  high number of Covid 19 recoveries after 15 patients were discharged from hospital today after turning negative.
This brings the national tally of those who have fully recovered from the disease to 144, the Chief Administrative Secretary for Health, Dr Rashid Aman said while briefing the media at Afya House.
Currently, 208 out of the 210 patients who have been hospitalised in various facilities across the country because of the viral disease are in a stable condition, the CAS said and announced that  two patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the number of fatalities since the outbreak was confirmed in the country to 17.
Dr Rashid also cautioned Kenyans to remain steadfast in the fight against the spread of the pandemic arguing that the reduced numbers of fresh infections and impressive recoveries reported should not make them to relax the guard.“We are not out of the woods yet and that’s why we are closely monitoring the situation and urging you to strictly adhere to the guidelines to keep infections as minimal as possible,” he said

He also confirmed  that 12 fresh infections out of the 777 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours in 14 counties, bringing the total number of those who have tested positive to 396.

Seven of the latest cases were recorded in Mombasa while the other five were detected in Nairobi estates of Eastiegh, Kileleshwa and Fedha. Mombasa county has consistently recorded a sharp increase in fresh infections of people who neither had a history of travelling outside the country nor were found in the designated isolation centres.

Dr Rashid also reminded the hoteliers to ensure that they fully comply with the stringent measures the government has outlined in the ministry’s website for reopening of their premises.

He asked the operators to get certification from the public health officials after meeting the laid down procedures to avert possible infections and spread of the pandemic during their operations.

He also announced that the government in collaboration with member states of the east African community had intensified cross border surveillance to ensure that long distance truck drivers are screened for Covid 19.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Rashid Aman addressing a press conference on status of COVID—19 at Afya House today and confirmed that 12 more cases tested positive making a total of 396 in the Country.