Government to take stringent measures due to Kenyans’ laxity .

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Dr. Mercy Mwangangi
Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi providing the daily update on COVID-19 situation in the country.

The ministry of health is raising concerns over the spiraling numbers of COVID-19 cases, especially in Nairobi after it emerged that 57 percent of infections this week were reported from the capital city.

Health Cabinet Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi warned that unless this trend is arrested the Government may have no alternative but take more stringent measures necessary to protect lives.

The CAS once again expressed concern over the laxity of adherence to COVID-19 safety measures and urged Kenyans not to let their guard, as the situation is continuously worsening.

As of Wednesday, 124 707 people have tested positive for the virus in Kenya after 1,434 725 cumulative tests having been conducted so far. 1,073 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,315 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

141 patients are in the ICUs, 34 of whom are on ventilatory support and 99 on supplemental oxygen. 8 patients are on observation. Another 60 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 48 of them in the general wards and 12 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

In the last 24 hours, 1540 have tested positive out of a sample size of  9348. Sadly 18 patients succumbed to the disease pushing the number of fatalities in the country to 2066. However on a positive note, 184 patients have recovered from the disease, 95 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 89 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 90,770