Breaking News: 20, June 2020 - Latest Kenya Covid-19 Cases and Updates
Saturday 20th June, 104 people have tested positive for COVID-19, from a sample size of 2820, in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of positive cases to 4478, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman has said.
All the 104 positive cases, are Kenyans. 76 of them are males and 28 are females. The youngest is 1-year-old while the oldest is 76.
The distribution of the cases by counties is as follows;
Nairobi (60) cases, Mombasa (33), Kilifi, (5), Busia, (3), Kajiado (2), Taita Taveta, (1) case, said Dr. Rashid Aman.
The distribution of the cases by sub counties;
Nairobi, 60 cases are from; Langata, (22), Kibra, (19), Westlands, (11), Starehe, (3), Dagoretti North, (2), Embakasi South (1), Kasarani (1), Embakasi East (1)
Mombasa, 33 cases are from, Changamwe, (13), Mvita, (8), Kisauni, (5), Jomvu, (4), Likoni, (2), Nyali one (1)
Kilifi, 5 cases are from Rabai. Busia, 3 cases are from, Matayos 2, & Teso South, 1
Kajiado has 2 cases from Loitokitok,
Taita Taveta, has 1 case from Taveta.
Dr Aman said that 36 people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the number of recoveries to 1,586.
On a sad note, he said, two people succumbed to the virus, taking the national death toll to 121.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has enormous health socioeconomic and psychological impact on the population. It causes insidious psychological suffering that results from the response actions against the pandemic,” said Dr Aman.
He said the ministry is tightening measures to protect front-line workers from contracting the disease, even as three police officers from Kamukunji police station test positive for the virus.
About 30 nurses at Pumwani Hospital have also been quarantined after coming into contact with a Covid-19 patient.
“We have placed a great deal of emphasis on all frontline workers; healthcare, security and discipline forces who interact with people regularly. Aside from offering them protective gear, we have trained them on how to protect and conduct themselves,” said Dr. Rashid.
Ministry Director General Patrick Amoth added that prisons and remand areas now have proper protective equipment together with isolation and quarantine centres to avoid risk of exposing prisoners who are in their large numbers.
“Capacity building has been done for prison wardens and other officers on how to handle any eventuality,” said Dr Amoth.
Further, the ministry is keen to support Kenyans whose mental well-being is being affected by the pandemic, by providing health and psychological support.
Distressed Kenyans are encouraged to access 24 hours tele-counselling services through the hotline number 1199719.