Kenya discharges 175 recoveries of COVID-19 Nairobi, Wednesday June 10, 2020

The government has today discharged 175 individuals after fully recovering from Covid-19, rising the recoveries to 1,048.

In reverse of the recoveries the Government has also announced 105 new positive cases of Coronavirus, from a sample of 2,273 bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 3,094, from 102,956 samples tested so far.

Making the announcement today the Ministry of Health, Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr. Rashid Aman stated that out of today’s cases, 96 are Kenyans and nine are foreigners, while 77 are males and 28 are females with the youngest being two years old and the oldest is 77.

He elaborated that the cases are spread in Nairobi 43, Busia, 18, Mombasa, 11, Turkana, seven, Migori, six,  Kwale and Kiambu, five cases each, Kilifi, Machakos and Taita Taveta three cases each, Kisumu, two while Uasin Gishu, Siaya, Kajiado and Garissa have one case each.

In Nairobi the cases are from Ruaraka, 14, Langata, five, Dagoretti North and Kamukunji four cases each, Embakasi West, Embakasi East and Kibra, three cases each, Starehe and Westlands, two cases each while Makadara, Mathare and Embakasi South, have one case each.

In Busia, all the 18 cases are of truck drivers, at Malaba border point while Mombasa, has 11 cases from Kisauni, five, Likoni, four and Mvita, two.

In Turkana, all the seven cases are of truck drivers at Nadapal point of entry while in In Migori, the six cases are from Kuria West, four, Nyatike and Suna East have one case each and  Kiambu, has five cases from Ruiru, two, Kiambu Town, Juja and Lari one case each.

Kilifi, has three cases  from Rabai, Machakos, three cases are from Athi River, while Taita Taveta has three cases of truck drivers at Taveta. In Kisumu, the two cases are of truck drivers from Kisumu Central, Uasin Gishu, one case is of a truck driver in Turbo while Siaya, one case is from Rarieda. Garissa has one case from Daadab and Kajiado, has one case from Kajiado East.

He also noted that one patient has succumbed to the disease at a Nairobi hospital, bringing the total tally of fatalities to 89 .

The acting Director of Public Health, Dr. Francis Kuria, added that the issue of truck drivers has been a problem in the last three weeks because of the failure of truck owners and drivers.

“So far most drivers at Busia and Malaba border points have come without certificates which is purely defiance, causing a snarl up despite the government working hard to clear the backlog ,” he said.

To address the problem we are working with EAC partner states on a digital certificate that will be rolled out by the end of the week, he said.

The tests will be visible by member states since they will be standardized testing across board and once rolled out the digital system with digital information will require only a mobile phone for one to decipher information of the test.

The Director of Nursing Services, Dr. Mary Nandili, also noted that currently there are 781 patients admitted across public and private health facilities.

Out of these number, seven are in critical condition in ICU, four are under incubation and two are under ventilation and assured Kenyans that over 85 percent of patients leave ICU and this shows how good and effective health care workers are at the facilities, she added.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Rashid Aman addressing the media on update of Coronavirus in the Country and response measures at Afya House today and confirmed that 105 people tested positive making a total of 3094 cases in the Country.