Kenya is likely to have 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in a month’s time from today, which will be the end of April according to Doctor Amos who is in charge of technicalities in the team heading response against Coronavirus in Kenya.
“Modelling puts us at 1000 cases by the end of 1st week of April and we postulate we will have 5000 mid-April by and potentially 10,000 cases by end of April, “Doctor Amos has said during the live Coronavirus updates in Kenya.
“One thing that could work to our advantage is the fact that our population is more youthful, so potentially it is likely that our people will be able to catch the virus but probably it will just pass on as a mild illness on the contrary what might work against us is, of course, our weak health system and our disease burden especially HIV/AIDS,” Doctor Amos.
“The modelling determines how we preposition our personal protective gear, testing equipment and human resources,” Doctor Amos has revealed referring to the projection of coronavirus cases in Kenya.
“The laboratory capacity (to test for coronavirus) we have can only test 300 samples in 24 hours, we are working towards bringing up Moi Referal Teach to be able to test for the virus in the course of this week,” Doctor Amos has revealed.
“Going forward we anticipate we will be testing 300 samples in 24 hours for coronavirus, “Doctor Amos has concluded.
Kenya now has a confirmed 50 coronavirus cases as Nairobi continues to lead with 34 cases from 31 cases yesterday after eight people have tested positive for the Killer virus according to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
Kilifi follows with six coronavirus cases, Mombasa has two cases while Kwale, Kajiado and Kitui have one case each as fourteen people wait for their results at Mbagathi hospital.
The Health CS has encouraged Kenyans to minimize movement, especially to the upcountry in a way to protect the elderly who have lesser chances of survival if infected with the coronavirus.