CS health calls for individual responsible against COVID-19 Nairobi, Tuesday July 7, 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe is asking Kenyans to take individual responsible to avoid  intercounty spread of coronavirus.

“As the President said, we must be each other’s keeper and with the easing of restrictions, we can no longer look up to the police to enforce adherence of containment measures. Any slightest imagination of this is a recipe for disaster,” he warned.

He highlighted that some counties have made progress in the fight covid-19 and appealed to leadership expedite the level of preparedness since all counties are likely to report a case.

He announced that 183 more people have been confirmed for COVID-19 from a sample of 2,061 tested in the 24 hours. This now brings the total tally of confirmed cases to 8,250.

Out of the new cases, are 177 Kenyans and six foreigners, the youngest  patient being four years old and the oldest 79. This brings to 193,455 the total sample tested in the country so far.

He also confirmed that 90 patients have been discharged from various health facilities bringing the total number of recoveries to  2,504. “However, we have lost 3 more patients to the disease bringing our total fatality to 167,” he added..

The new cases are from the counties of Nairobi leading with 100 cases, followed by  Machakos 37, Kiambu 14, Mombasa 13, Kajiado 11, Nakuru 5, and Busia 3.

Nairobi’s 100 cases are in Westlands 30, Kibra 20, Dagoretti North 17, Langata 8, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Starehe, and Makadara have 5 cases each, while Kamukunji, Roysambu and Ruaraka have 2 cases each and Embakasi North one case.

In Machakos the 37 cases are in, Athi River 35, Masinga and Yatta one case each. In Kiambu the 14 cases are in Lari 6, Kabete 3, Kikuyu 2, Juja, Kiambu Town and Ruiru one case each. In Mombasa, the 13 cases are in Mvita 6, Kisauni 4, Likoni 2, and Nyali one.

In Kajiado the 11 cases are in, Kajiado Central 5, Kajiado North 3, Kajiado West 2 and Kajiado East one and in Nakuru the 5 cases are in Nakuru West 3, Molo and Gilgil one case each while in Busia the 3 cases are’ in Teso South 22 and Matayos one

The CS appealed to the  public to exercise individual responsibility, to curtail the spread of this virus.