Kenya records 1,279 COVID-19 cases with 280 recoveries

Kenya has today recorded 280 Covid-19 recoveries. 154 from the Home-Care program and 126 from different hospitals.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 88,596.

However, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says 1,279 new cases were recorded out of a sample size of 7,450. The total number now stands at 116,310.

12 patients have succumbed, pushing the country’s cumulative fatalities to 1,918.

Meanwhile, Health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe has warned of a more aggressive COVID-19 strain. He therefore stated it is important that all Kenyans should adhere to the measures in place to stem the tide of the rising cases. 

The measures include the strict adherence to public order and curfew measures as per the directives of His Excellency the President.

He said all counties should open their isolation centres to increase accommodation and action to be taken against the counties not adhering to the set regulatory measures by the government.

Similarly, CS Kagwe has urged counties to expand their Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities. He said, “We are urging our hospitals to quickly expand their ICU facilities. We have asked the county task force to identify areas we can convert to isolation facilities.”

Currently, Nairobi County is already dealing with a large number. Kagwe said, “Moving forward, it is likely counties will have to take care of patients at county level.”

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