Kenya reported 247 new positive COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours from 4,147 samples tested, as the number of people affected by the Corona Virus disease rose to 7,188.
The Ministry of health announced that two more COVID-19 patients succumb to the virus as death-toll hit 154, whereas 39 were discharged after recovery and the number rose to 2,148.
“Sanitation booths or cabinets/tunnels do not add any value… even if I spray you with 10,000 liters of chlorine that will not stop you from coughing the moment you leave the tunnel/cabinet and therefore spreading the disease.” Dr. Patrick Amoth Said.
The cases are distributed in the counties of Nairobi 153, Mombasa 35, Kajiado 15, Busia 12, Kiambu 12, Uasin Gishu 4, Machakos 4, Garissa 4, Murang’a 2, Nakuru 2, Siaya 2, Lamu 1, and Nyamira 1.
Distribution of cases in Nairobi; Kibra 35, Westlands 28, Dagoretti North 16, Kasarani 13, Embakasi East 12, Starehe 10, Langata (8), Makadara (6), Embakasi South (5), Embakasi West (4), Kamukunji (4), Roysambu (4), Dagoretti South (3), Ruaraka (3), & Embakasi Central (2).
CAS Rashid Aman asserted that Cancer is one of those underlying conditions often found in those who succumb to the disease. “Every household in the country, has in one way or another been affected by cancer. We are launching a 2019-2030 cancer policy document & breast cancer screening report,” Rashid Aman said.
Dr. Patrick Amoth told Kenyans that home-based care is 9 times cheaper than institutional care & it’s with that in mind that we developed the home-based care guidelines to be able to remove the pressure from the health facilities & also reduce the economic burden of keeping people in hospitals.
Kenyans are still anxious to hear what the president shall announce at the end of the Week in terms of the Lockdown, Curfew, reopening of Schools and the places of worship.