Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman on Wednesday June 10 announced that 175 patients were discharged over the 24 hour period after recovering from the coronavirus.
This is the highest number of recoveries reported in a single day and brings the total number of recovered patients to 1,048.
However an additional 105 people tested positive for COVID 19 out of 2,273 samples tested during the period, bringing the total number of cases to 3,094 out of a total of 102,956 samples tested.
Of those cases recorded, 96 were Kenyans while nine were foreigners. 77 males tested positive with 28 being female. The youngest was a two year old while the oldest was aged 77.
One patient succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatalities to 89. The patient was admitted at a Nairobi Hospital.
Nairobi County led with 43 cases, Busia 18, Mombasa 11, Turkana 7, Migori 6, Kwale and Kiambu at 5 each.
The cases in Nairobi County were distributed as follows: Ruaraka14, Langata 5, Dagoretti North and Kamukunji 4 each. Embakasi East, Embakasi West and Kibra recorded 3 cases each, Starehe and Westlands had 2 cases while Makadara, Mathare and Embakasi South each recorded a case.
Mombasa cases are from Kisauni recorded 5 cases, Likoni 4 and Mvita 2. Busia’s 18 cases are truck drivers, similar to the 7 cases in Turkana.
Kilifi, Machakos and Taita Taveta recorded 3 cases each. Kisumu had 2 cases while Uasin Gishu, Siaya, Kajiado and Garissa had 1 case each.
“We shall be failing if we do not recognise the good work of our health workers whose efforts and dedication has made it possible to record these recoveries. I urge you to join me in appreciating health workers for this wonderful achievement,” Aman lauded the efforts of health workers in the fight against COVID 19.
He however noted the rise in cases amongst truck drivers at various border points.
“As we can see we are seeing the issue of truck drivers rising at the various border points. Particularly at Busia and Malaba. As a Ministry, we are working very closely with the County Government of Busia to provide them with the necessary support to address the situation,” he went on.
He also pointed out the rising number of coronavirus cases in launching the home based isolation and care guidelines for patients with COVID 19.
“Due to our rising numbers of COVID-19 cases it’s increasingly becoming untenable to isolate all patients in our facilities for management & care. We are glad to inform you that today we are launching our Home-based Isolation & Care guidelines for patients with COVID-19.
“What we are seeing is that 78% of the positive cases that we pick are actually asymptomatic meaning they do not display any symptoms; they do not appear to be sick…” he continued.