Kenya has today registered 473 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections from 6,979 samples tested in the last 24 hours raising the total of cases confirmed in Kenya to 9,448 in total.
“Healthcare workers are very dear to my heart and it is now in Public knowledge that we have lost the very first doctor and on behalf of the government, I extend my condolences to the family of Doctor Lugaliki,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has today said starting his speech on a very sober mood in mourning the loss of the first Doctor to succumb to COVID-19.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has noted that he had communicated with the family of Dr.Lugaliki who succumbed to a COVID-19 infection she contracted in her line of duty adding that he was in mourning with the doctors who are the frontline soldiers against the COVID-19 war.
“The priority of the Ministry of Health is to protect medics in this fight against COVID-19 which is why we continue urging all Kenyans to adhere strictly to the set health measures,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.
“In the last four weeks, we have noticed with great concern that the number of infections is surging with Nairobi leading with 5,188 infections while Mombasa follows with 1,720 and Kilifi at number 10 with 71 COVID-19 cases,” Health CS Kagwe has said while speaking in Kilifi County.
Health CS Kagwe has noted that the total number of samples tested so far since the first case was announced is 206,584 following an increase in the number of samples tested in the last 48 hours.
Males confirmed to be COVID-19 positive in the last 24 hours are 324 while females are 149 out of the 473 positive cases confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The youngest COVID-19 patient in the 473 positive cases is a one-year-old while the eldest is a 90-year-old. Kenya has also registered 76 recoveries increasing the number of those that have recovered to 2,733.
Sadly, 8 more Kenyans have succumbed to COVID-19 including a doctor bringing the number of fatalities to 181 in total, may their soul rest in peace.