Kenya Records Lowest Covid-19 Cases

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President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation from State House Nairobi on April 6, 2020. He issued new directives regarding the governments move to combat Covid-19.
  • Kenya has recorded 83 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the country’s total case load rises to 35,103.

    A statement signed by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, September 6, indicated that 3,093 samples had been tested in the same period bringing the cumulative tests to 474,477.

    Sadly, 3 more people succumbed to the virus in bringing the total fatality so far to 597.

    From the cases, 77 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 58 are males and 25 females. The youngest is a one-year old child, while the oldest is 85.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation from State House Nairobi on April 6, 2020. He issued new directives regarding the government’s move to combat Covid-19.
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    An additional 72 patients have recovered, 39 from the home-based care programme with 33 having been discharged from various hospitals around the county. The total recoveries now stand at 21,230.

    The distribution of cases by counties is as follows: Nairobi 27, Busia 15, Kisumu 12, Nakuru 7, Machakos 7, Kiambu  5, Laikipia 3, Kisii 3, Kirinyaga 1, Mombasa 1, Nyandarua 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.

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    In terms of sub County distribution across the Kenyan capital, the 27 cases were detailed as follows; Lang’ata 5, Westlands 4, Dagoretti North, Embakasi West and Kamukunji 3 cases each, Roysambu 2, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Makadara and Ruaraka with 1 case each.

    On August 28, Health CAS Rashid Aman revealed that the pandemic poses severe risk to the nutritional status & survival of vulnerable population groups such as young children, pregnant & lactating women, persons with underlying medical conditions, people living with disabilities & the elderly.

    “Children under 5 years of age; 25% suffer stunting, 4% wasting, & 11% are underweight. About 45% of deaths among children of this age group, are associated with under-nutrition,” he stated. 

    To combat the threat of under-nutrition the Health CAS revealed that micro-nutrient supplementation of Iron/folic acid for pregnant women, & vitamin A for children under 5, are provided for free in public health facilities.

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    He further urged Kenyans to exercise the ministry’s directive to combat the spread of the virus.

    Health CAS Rashid Aman (Second from Right) receiving the medical donation from a Fosun Pharma representative outside Afya House on August 25, 2020.
    Health CAS Rashid Aman (Second from Right) receiving the medical donation from a Fosun Pharma representative outside Afya House on August 25, 2020.
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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