MoH mourns nurse Mariam Awuor’s death
CAS RASHID AMAN: The 32-year-old nurse used to render her selfless services at Rachuonyo Sub-county hospital. She passed on at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital yesterday, leaving behind a less than a week infant she had delivered.
CAS RASHID AMAN: We have so far lost 8 health care workers to COVID-19.
Threat of the cold season
CAS RASHID AMAN: The cold season has been here with us since June through this month. Cold season poses various challenges to our people particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic.
CAS RASHID AMAN: Seasonal variations include extreme temperatures of both hot and cold increases morbidity and mortality among people with respiratory diseases. It also worsens the risk of infections especially tuberculosis. This is brought about by the lack of Vitamin D, indoor activities, seasonal changes in immune functions, or health care treatment delays.
CAS RASHID AMAN: The country has continued to witness a surge in COVID-19 infections, all of us should take extra care as respiratory conditions worsen during this period.
COVID-19 numbers today
BREAKING NEWS: Today we have recorded 544 new COVID-19 cases out of the 2,653 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Total confirmed cases now stand at 22,597.
BREAKING NEWS: The cumulative number of samples tested so far is 318,376. 499 of the new positive cases are Kenyans, 45 are foreign nationals. 315 are males while 229 are females. The youngest patient is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is an 84-year-old.
Distribution of the new cases in counties
Nairobi-412, Kiambu-27, Machakos-17, Kajiado-17, Garissa-16, Uasin Gishu-14, Mombasa-9, Nakuru-8, Nyeri-5, Narok-5, Makueni-4, Laikipia-2, Murang’a-1, Kilifi-1, Embu-1, Bungoma-1, Kisii-1, Busia-1, Kwale-1, Meru-1.
BREAKING NEWS: Today we have recorded 263 recoveries. 176 is from home-based care while 87 were discharged from various hospitals across the country. Total recoveries have now risen to 8,740.
BREAKING NEWS: We have lost 13 patients from the disease, the youngest is a 32-year-old; 10 had underlying conditions. My sincere condolences to friends and families of the deceased.