Coronavirus Updates

Covid-19 cases rise to 184 as 5 more test positive

Five more patients have tested positive for Coronavirus disease bringing the total number in the country to 184.

308 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours out of which the five, three Kenyans and two are foreigners tested positive.

One of the five cases is from quarantine while the other four were picked by our surveillance team.

Speaking during a press briefing Thursday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe noted that one person has succumbed to the Covid-19 disease while 12 persons have been discharged after full recovery.

One person from Mombasa has succumbed to the Covid-19 disease. The victim was diagnosed with the virus during postmortem adding that 12 persons have been discharged after a full recovery,¨ said CS Kagwe.

The CS warned all business people, market sellers, barbershop, and salon attendants against flouting the outlined guidelines by the government and emphasised the need for them to fumigate premises, observe the social distance, wear face masks, use hand sanitizer and wash hands.

We have noted with concern that some Boda Boda operators, Jua kali sector, market sellers salon and barbershop operators still flouting regulations meant to curb the spread of coronavirus. If found we shall take stern action,¨ noted CS.

In Other News – GOVT DENIES THAT 17 MPS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

George Bush spoke about pandemic flues in 2005 and still, the World was never ready for Coronavirus. Even the British Prime Minister is fighting for his life, so it does not come as a surprise when reports of Government members being infected comes out. But is it true or it’s one of those things? The Kenyan Government has denied reports appearing in the media that 17 members of Parliament had tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi from the Health Ministry said there were no reports from Lancet Laboratories, who carried out the tests, of anyone testing positive for the Coronavirus.

CoronaVirus Outbreak Kenya
In this photo taken Sunday, April 5, 2020, laboratory technician Irene Ooko walks outside to take a nasal sample from a patient seeking a test for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, at the Pathologists Lancet Kenya laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya. The company, which is offering tests to patients with a doctor’s referral, was previously having to send samples to South Africa for testing but is now completing the testing in-house in Kenya. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

“It is important to ensure that labs follow protocols (in revealing test results). As it stands, we have no formal reports of (confirmed positive cases in private labs),” she said. read more

Source – KBC

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