Kenya has recorded a total of 74 new coronavirus from 1,574 samples tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,962.
Out of the 74 cases, Nairobi had 35, Mombasa 23, Busia 6, Kiambu 2, Kwale 2, Kajiado 2, Uasin Gishu 2 as Kilifi, Laikipia and Taita Taveta had a case each.
Laikipia was the latest county to join the list bringing the total number of counties to report a case to 34.
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“Laikipia becomes the latest County to record a case, bringing the tally of counties affected so far to 34.”
The age range of the new cases us between the ages of 3-years and 79-years of age with the men leading with 55 in number and females being 19 of them.
A total of 14 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours bringing the number of those discharged to 474.
“Today, we have discharged another (14) patients from various hospitals, bringing our total tally of recoveries to 474. Our gratitude goes to our health workers, who are working day & night to ensure our people are well managed.”
One more patient in Kayole succumbed to the virus raising the number of fatalities to 64 as the Ministry of Health sent its message of condolence to the family and friends.
“We have lost another patient from Kayole to the disease, bringing our total number of fatalities to 64. Our condolences go to the family and friends of the deceased.”
To cushion the vulnerable families, CAS Rashid Aman revealed that the government has introduced a weekly allowance of Ksh 1,000 to the families.
“The Government has rolled out various interventions to cushion the vulnerable members of our society, in the short term, & to revamp the economy, in the long term. This includes the weekly stipend of Kshs. 1,000, to those adversely affected by this pandemic.”
Other initiatives include the roll out of Kazi Mtaani that targets to recruit about 26,000 youths spread information regarding hygiene in the country.
“Another initiative by the Government is the Kazi Mtaani program, which has employed over 26,000 youth to help enhance standards of hygiene, within our urban centres.
The Government has paid out over Kshs. 350 million to the youth already enrolled in this program. Plans are underway to expand it to recruit over 200,000 youth spread across the whole country.”