Kenya’s Covid-19 instances elevated to six,070 after 259 folks examined constructive from 2,718 samples within the final 24 hours, Well being Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi has stated.
Throughout the Ministry of Well being’s day by day briefing on the virus at Afya Home, Nairobi on Sunday, Dr Mwangangi stated that one other 35 folks have been discharged from numerous hospitals after full restoration.
The variety of recoveries has now elevated to 1,971, whereas two sufferers succumbed to the virus, taking the nationwide demise toll from the virus stands at 143.
Of the 259 new instances, Dr Mwangangi stated 156 are Kenyans whereas three are foreigners.
By way of gender distribution, she stated that there have been 159 male and 100 feminine sufferers aged between eight months and 92 years outdated.
Well being Appearing Director-Basic Dr Patrick Amoth stated counties had met a lot of the Covid-19 containment measures and there’s a chance that the nation shall be opened.
In a gathering final week, county chiefs agreed on six parameters to find out the comfort of the lockdown.
Apart from the institution of isolation centres with a minimal of 300 beds, one of many parameters mentioned was on emergency preparedness particularly the institution of fast response groups to cope with the instances as they come up.
In line with Dr Mwangangi, the Ministry of Well being has skilled 60,000 group well being volunteers who’re endeavor surveillance throughout the nation.
She stated whereas opening up the economic system depends on counties’ preparedness, a lot of the parameters had been met.
“We’re ready when it comes to testing and surveillance and we’re sufficiently prepared relating to remedy as a result of now we have case administration protocols and consultants and now we have managed over 1,000 recoveries, so we all know how one can deal with asymptomatic, delicate, reasonable and extreme instances,” stated Dr Mwangangi.