The total tally of COVID 19 cases are closing in on the 5,000 mark after 155 more people tested positive in the past 24 hours, the total now coming to 4,952.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi during the daily coronavirus media briefing at Afya House on Tuesday June 23 reported three more deaths from the deadly virus, bringing the total to 128.
102 patients have since been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,782.
Of the 155 cases, all are Kenyans with 120 being male and 35 female.
The latest cases arose from 4,171 samples with total cumulative samples tested now at 146,537.
The youngest is a 1 year old infant and the oldest is 77 years old.
Nairobi 104, Busia 19, Migori 10, Mombasa 9, Uasin Gishu 4, Kiambu 3, Machakos and Nakuru 2, Kisumu and Kajiado 1.
Nairobi’s cases are from Kibra 20, Dagoretti North 17, Starehe 13, Westlands 10, Mathare 9 Langata 8, Kasarani 6, Embakasi South, Roysambu and Ruaraka 4, Kamukunji 3, Makadara and Embakasi East 2 ,Dagoretti South and Embakasi West 1.
Busia has 19 cases from Teso South (14) and Matayos (5). Migori has 10 cases from Kuria West (6), Kuria East (3) and Nyatike (1). Mombasa has 16 cases from Jomvu (4); Mvita (3); Nyali (1) and Changamwe (1).
Dr. Mwangangi however noted that containment measures have reduced cases as people are more conscious of their health.
“We have seen a decline and dipping in other infectious diseases,” she said adding that there has also been a decrease in vices such as domestic violence.
According to the Health CAS, Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) needs must be prioritized particularly over reported cases of teenage pregnancy.
“We are interrogating the data with the counties. Teenage motherhood is catastrophic and disempowering. One pregnancy is a pregnancy too many. We have reviewed this number. Teenage numbers present late. The current data from the study highlighted is inaccurate especially when we look at the antenatal data,” she said
She also reminded Kenyans that began returning from home from Friday June 19 from other countries to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations upon arrival.
“Anybody coming back home must have a COVID-19 free certificate from country of origin & must fill in a declaration form indicating their quarantine preference. Those with underlying health conditions, a doctor must commit to have them under their supervision.” she affirmed.