Kenya’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 2,340 after 124 more people tested positive, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced today.
A total of 87,698 tests have been done to date.
Of the 124 new case, 119 were Kenyans, 2 Tanzanians and 1 Eritrean. However, the figures do not include individuals tested at the border, who were turned back from entering into Kenya.
In terms of counties, Mombasa had 40 cases, Nairobi 38, Busia 26 and Kajiado 6. Elgeyo Marakwet County recorded its first case bringing the total number of Counties affected to 36 out of 47.
In Mombasa, 14 cases were from Mvita, 14 from Kisauni and 11 from Changamwe. In Nairobi, the cases were recorded from Kibera quarantine centres and Kamukunji.
Deaths and Recoveries
The CS announced that 39 more people had been discharged after recovering, bringing the total recoveries to 592.
Unfortunately, the CS noted that four(4) more patients succumbed to the virus, taking the total fatalities to 78.
CS Mutahi further said that more than 80% of covid-19 are asymptomatic and can be treated from home.
“Over 80% of patients are asymptomatic and can be treated from home. MoH has completed process of home-based care protocols. I appeal to Kenyans, that when we release the protocols and we see people coming home, there is no need for stigmatisation,” said CS Mutahi Kagwe.
He also stated that the government has disbursed additional 5 billion to all 47 counties so as to help counties boost response and preparedness for Covid-19.
“Government has disbursed a conditional grant of 5B to all 47 counties. This is aimed at boosting response and preparedness for COVID-19. The money is to establish a deeper association with MoH in fighting the pandemic,” stated CS Mutahi