Kenya has reported 178 more positive cases of coronavirus from 3,918 samples tested within the last twenty four hours announced the ministry of health on Thursday.
Dr. Mercy MwangangiHealth CAS speaking during the launch of a call centre at the Kenya National Hospital (KNH), said this brings the total number of COVID-19 infections to 5,384.
All except three of the new cases are foreign nationals aged between 1 and 76 years old stated Dr. Mwangangi.
The distribution of the new cases in terms of counties was as follows: Nairobi (100), Kajiado (21), Migori (17), Kiambu (16), Busia (8), Mombasa (7), Machakos (4), Nakuru (2), Uasin Gishu (1), Kericho (1), Taita Taveta (1).
On the other hand, the ministry had discharged 34 patients from various health centers hence bringing the number of recoveries to 1,857.
Sadly, Two patients also succumbed to the disease, taking the tally of fatalities to 132.
Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi alongside ICT CS Joe Mucheru, launched a professional health care centre at Kenyatta National Hospital, where healthcare practitioners will get assistance. The centre will also provide a call centre that will attend to all health matters.
“We appreciate the effort of nurses and health professionals. And we hope the call centres will aid both health medics and all Kenyans in general. It has mapped out all levels of medics in the country,” Mwangangi stated.
ICT CS Mucheru further stated, “During this difficult time for many, the health care call centre project will serve across all the health care centres in Kenya. It is our intention to expand these call centres and have Kenyans seek help at any time,” ICT CS Mucheru added
As on Thursday morning, June 25, the world had recorded 9,277,214 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 478,691 deaths.