Kenya has recorded 17 more people that have tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 320.
Speaking during a press briefing CAS Mercy Mwangangi noted that 12 of the new cases are from Mombasa and five from Nairobi.
668 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours out of which the new cases were confirmed, nine are male and eight female aged between 22 – 60 years.
15 of the new cases were picked by our surveillance teams while two are from mandatory quarantine facilities,¨ said CAS Mwangangi.
89 people have fully recovered from the Coronavirus disease after six more patients were discharged.
In her address, Dr. Mwangangi noted that travel restrictions and curfew measures, which are part of containment measures, are yielding results and urged citizens to continue adhering to the set regulations.
All essential service providers have been urged to ensure they exercise great caution when dealing with those in quarantine facilities.
While appreciating the step-osha facility, Dr. Mwangangi thanked local innovators and people of goodwill who have contributed and distributed various commodities towards the containment effort.
She urged members of the public to prioritize the washing of hands and avoid over-reliance on sanitizers.
While sanitizers are effective, soap and running water are the best for fighting this disease. People must, therefore, start prioritizing washing of hands and only sanitize in exceptional circumstances,¨ said Health CAS.
Dr. Mwangangi called upon industries to focus on producing quality sanitizer products to avoid creating newer problems while solving the COVID-19 problem.
Public service vehicles defying social distancing regulations have also been put on notice.
In Other News – Kenya records 15 new Coronavirus cases, total now 296
Kenya recorded 15 new coronavirus cases bringing the country’s total number to 296, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said.
Out of these, 11 are Kenyans, while four are foreigners. Seven hail from Mombasa County, six from Nairobi County while two come from Mandera County. read more
Source – KBC