Covid-19: Kitui Infections Surge as 515 Test Positive

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Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi addressing the media on the state of Covid-19 in Kenya. May 25, 2020.
  • On Saturday, August 15, Kenya recorded 515 COVID-19 cases over a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of cases to 29,849.

    Addressing the media from Afya House, Nairobi County, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi announced that 6,353 samples had been tested in the same period.

    The oldest case recorded is a 92-years-old while the youngest is an 8-month old infant.

    Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi addressing the media on the state of Covid-19 in Kenya. May 25, 2020.
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    The cases in counties are distributed as follows; Nairobi (251), Kitui (41), Kiambu (33), Kericho (23), Kisii (19), Bomet (19), Nakuru (18), Homa Bay (16), Laikipia (12) and Muranga (11).

    Others are; Migori (10), Nyeri (9) Uasin Gishu (8), Kajiado (8), Mombasa (7), Lamu (5), Narok and Busia have (4) cases each, Embu, Machakos, Nandi, Nyandarua, Wajir each have (3) while Kakamega 2

    672 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of recoveries to 15,970. 65 were from hospitals while 607 were from the home-based care program.

    Unfortunately, 7 patients succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 472.

    Mwangangi stated that all parts of the country had now reported cases of covid-19 and warned citizens to follow set government guidelines to combat the spread of the disease.

    “The choices we make as individuals will determine how quickly we win the war against the virus,” she warned.

    Additionally, the Ministry of Health appreciated that Kenyans in need of help were seeking hospital attention contrary to before where those in need of medical help were staying at home.

    “Mothers have started going back to deliver in a hospital, particularly, I’m impressed with the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, where the surgical bookings are coming back to normal,” she stated.

    Mwangangi emphasized that various medical services were available in hospital and urged Kenyans not to be afraid to seek them. 

    Health Ministry Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi addressing the media on April 21, 2020
    Health Ministry Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi addressing the media on April 21, 2020
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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