Coronavirus Updates

Covid-19 : 164 new cases and 5 deaths in the last 24hrs

164 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Kenya, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday.

The new cases are from 3009 samples and push the tally of confirmed cases to 33,794 cases.

445,722 samples have been tested since the pandemic was first reported in the country.

158 of the new cases are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners aged between six months and 89 years old.

In terms of gender, 90 of the new cases are males while 74 are females.

Covid-19 testingThe new cases are distributed in the country as follows:

Nairobi (56), Machakos (24), Kajiado (15), Uasin Gishu (14), Taita Taveta (11), Nakuru (8), Busia (6), Kiambu (5), Kilifi (5), Mombasa (4), Turkana (4), Lamu (4), Nyandarua (2), Kisumu (1), Nyeri (1), Makueni (1), Garrisa (1), Meru (1) and Kirinyaga (1).

At the same time, the number of recoveries rose to 19,500 after 156 patients recovered between Friday and Saturday.

113 of the patients were under the home-based care system while 43 had been admitted to various hospitals.

The Ministry of Health also announced 5 new coronavirus fatalities, which raise the coronavirus death toll to 572.

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KEMSA CEO claims he bypassed procurement procedures due to pressures from Mutahi Kagwe

Suspended Kemsa CEO Jonah Manjari on Friday testified before the Senate ad hoc committee on Covid-19 which is probing alleged procurement irregularities in the agency.

During the questioning, Manjari said he bypassed some of the procurement procedures because he was under a lot of pressure from, among other people, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Mutahi KagweThe CEO said the agency had not procured many of PPE equipment by the time the first Covid-19 cases were confirmed in March 2020.

He said as the cases increased, he was put under a lot of pressure to supply some of the equipment which the agency did not have. Read more………………

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