Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi has confirmed 278 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 1,403 bringing the tally to 9,726
The CAS speaking during the daily briefings while in Kwale County announced that 99 people have recovered from the deadly virus and discharged from hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,832.
Further the CAS noted that three more patients had succumbed to the virus bringing the death toll to 184
On a positive note 99 people have however been discharged in the last 24 hours: the total number of recoveries now stands at 2,832.
“We want to appreciate our healthcare workers as they fight this pandemic, during this hard times. It is now our responsibility to ensure that the virus is contained by observing the measures in place,” Dr. Mwangangi added.
Ministry of Health Director General Patrick Amoth reiterated that health workers are more exposed as they are at the frontline but according to him: “We (MOH) are giving them PPE and psychosocial support to ensure their safety.”
Dr. Amoth was speaking alongside the Health CAS during the Press briefing that was held in Kwale on Saturday.
According to Kwale County governor Salim Mvurya, the county has prepared 340 isolation beds as directed by the government as he ideally urged netizens to be more vigilant and use the directives given by the Ministry of Health to combat its spread.
Kwale County had recorded 139 cases, all of whom have recovered except for 9 who are under home-based care.
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