Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Photo: The Star]
Oct 21st, 2020 – Coronavirus numbers in the country continue to surge after the Health Ministry, reported 517 new infections on Tuesday.
Three more patients lost their lives to raising the death toll and the ministry is now recommending the return of stiffer measures to stop a second wave.
The statement signed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, shows that 84 patients are currently under the Intensive Care Unit, out of whom 43 are on ventilators while 41 are on supplementary oxygen.
Kagwe said there are a total of 1,059 people currently admitted, to various health facilities across the country. 2,562 patients are under home-based isolation and care.
On Sunday, during the daily COVID-19, the CS warned of more infections if caution won’t be taken.
“With these trends, it is obvious that we are staring at a second wave of the virus and if we are not cautious enough, it will treat us abnormally,” he said.
Four counties partially shut their head offices this week, as 571 more people tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday.
Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia and Nakuru partially closed their offices and ordered mass testing of their staff.