(CAS Rashid Aman)
By Marvin Chege
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman on Wednesday June 3 announced the highest number of coronavirus recoveries recorded in Kenya in a single day.
He reported that 54 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of patients that have been discharged to 553.
“I am delighted to inform you that today, we have discharged 54 patients who have recovered from coronavirus disease,” Dr Aman stated.
“This is the highest number since first case was announced on March 13,” he added.
At the same time he announced 123 more people testing positive for COVID 19 in Kenya out of 2,112 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the country to 2,216. The total number of samples tested now stands at 85,058.
Three more patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 74. Among those fatalities was a 12 year old.
Nairobi recorded 44 cases followed by Mombasa (34), Busia (20) Uasin Gishu (12), Kiambu , Kajiado and Nyeri (3 each), Kilifi (2) and Garissa and Laikipia with one each.
The Nairobi cases were from; Kibra (10), Westlands (9), Dagoretti and Embakasi West (4), Embakasi South, Lang’ata, Makadara, Mathare and Kasarani with three each, Ruaraka and Kamkunji with one case each.
In Mombasa, the cases were from; Mvita (11) Jomvu (8), Changamwe (5), Likoni (4) and Nyali and Kisauni recording three cases each. Busia’s 20 cases all emerged from truck drivers at the Malaba border and the 12 cases in Uasin Gishu were truck drivers from Turbo. In Kajiado the three cases were also truck drivers.
The age range of the cases were as follows: 8 years old for the youngest and 84 years old for the eldest. Yet again, the males accounted for the majority of the cases with 90 while 33 cases were female
Dr. Aman expressed his gratitude to the healthcare workers for this success. He reiterated that with good management, this disease, when clinically manifested, is curable & hence not a death sentence.
“It is however disturbing that a few of our people have reverted to business as usual. Some of our people are not wearing masks, or are wearing them improperly. This is unacceptable” Dr.Aman continued.
“We must all wear masks to protect ourselves and our loved ones or risk being infected or infecting others. We must take personal responsibility in this fight.”
He cautioned entertainment joints that resumed business without observing the social distancing rules.
“I am sure that you have seen some video clips on social media showing people crowding in such places throwing all caution to the wind. This is flirting with danger,” he warned.