Kenya to Import Ventilators.

Kenya to Import Ventilators.

During his Sunday update, CS Kagwe revealed measures by the government and partners to import ventilators. Ventilators are mechanical breathing machines used when the lungs are in suppressed condition. They take over a person's breathing when his or her lungs have failed due to a disease.

The World Bank shall donate 250 ventilators for the treatment of COVID-19 in Kenya.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on March 29, confirmed the latest four which have brought the country's total to 42.

Currently, the country has 42 active novel coronavirus cases. One of the patients succumbed.

Of the active 41, 23 are male and 18 are female.

According to CS Kagwe, the latest cases are of three foreigners (American, Cameroonian and Burkinabe) and one Kenyan citizen.

"We have confirmed four more cases that has brought the total to 42. Most of the cases are now in Nairobi County," said Kagwe.

So far Kenya has 1426 suspected cases but 215 have already been released after the end of 14-day quarantine. Kagwe also confirmed 2050 cases that are under quarantine.

People arriving in the country from abroad have to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at selected hotels. The CS publicized that medics on Sunday tested those on quarantine.


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