Total number of people tested now stands at 151,396
The number of Coronavirus cases continues to rise with Nairobi and Mombasa counties leading in the country. In the last 24 hours, 254 more people have tested positive out of a pooled sample of 5,206. All the positive cases are Kenyans with 186 males and 68 females with the youngest being four years and 92 the oldest.
Nairobi County is leading with 127, Mombasa 36, Migori 29, Kajiado 22, Kiambu 12, Busia 9, Uasin Gishu 5, Murang’a 3, Machakos and Kilifi 2, Nakuru, Siaya, Taita Taveta, Garissa, Isiolo, Kakakmega and Kisii one case each.
The cases currently being reported are as a result of local community transmission as the disease is firmly circulating within urban and rural settlements.
In terms of statistics and projections, it is becoming less tenable to isolate all confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospital-based treatment facilities. It is for this reason that the Ministry of Health continues to train healthcare workers and Community Health volunteers to educate the caregivers and households about this program.
The training initially targeted the high-risk counties and will eventually be rolled out to all the affected counties. The focus of the training is to build capacity at the household’s level to take care of COVID-19 patients at home.
The course covers eligibility, feasibility, and procedures of the program with eventual monitoring and evaluation. It also empowers individuals and households with basic knowledge, skills, and competencies, to enable them to function effectively as caregivers of COVID-19 patients.