Kenya has registered 278 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours according to stats from the Ministry of Health.
The total number of Covid-19 confirmed cases now stands at 5,811 with the government saying the numbers are now “worrying”.
The total number of samples tested in the last 24 hours are 4,078 bringing the total number of tested samples to 162,478.
181 positive cases today are males while 97 are females. The youngest victim is 1 year while the oldest is 84 years old.
Nairobi has recorded 171 cases in the past 24 hours, Mombasa had 37 while Nakuru registered 17. Kiambu has 12, Busia 10, Uasin Gishu 9, Kajiado 4, Migori 3, Kericho 2, Machakos, Nandi, Trans-Nzoia have 2 cases each.
Siaya, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Kisumu, Makueni, Meru, and Vihiga have each registered 1 case in the past 24 hours.
The total number of discharged patients is at 1936 after 31 more patients were discharged. There were four casualties, taking the total number of casualties to 141.
“We have noted with a lot of concern, incidences of Covid-19 infections that have arisen due to cross infections within our health facilities. This is a matter the Ministry is taking seriously,” said the Ministry of Health in a statement.
Most cases of infections, according to the Ministry of Health are happening in health facilities. What should Kenyans do? Is this time for the Ministry to consider door-to-door testing?