Kenya has confirmed nine more coronavirus cases rising the number to 59.
Confirming the news was Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi who said 234 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
Speaking from Afya House, the CAS said 1658 close contacts have so far been traced with 508 of them released after completing the mandatory 14 days quarantine period.
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“A total of 1668 people have been monitored out of which, 508 have been discharged after completing the 14-day quarantine period, while 1160 are still being monitored.”
The government revealed to have extra 300 bed capacities at Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital to boost services rendered at Mbagathi Hospital.
“We are in the process of setting up and equipping isolation facilities. Our Isolation facility at Mbagathi Hospital is running on a capacity of 120 beds. We are also equipping Kenyatta University Teaching & Referral Hospital with a capacity of 300 beds.”
In addition to that they are sorting to use boarding schools when need arises and the situation becomes dare.
“We are also in the process of exploring and identifying schools to be used as isolation facilities, in partnership with the County Governments.”
The issue of 1,000 additional nurses, the CAS said that they are liaising and the process of hiring is set to begin soon.
Dr. Mwangangi touched on the issue of protective gears saying that the government is in the process of acquiring more of them in the country.