CAS AMAN: We can all do something to reduce our carbon and ecological footprints starting with how we feed our babies. Breastfeeding is the most environmentally friendly way to feed an infant because it produces zero garbage, zero greenhouse gases, zero waterfootprints.
CAS AMAN: Breast milk is a natural, renewable food that is environmentally safe, produced and delivered to the consumer without any pollution, packaging or waste.
CAS AMAN: Nursing mothers require conducive environment for successful breastfeeding, you and I have a responsibility in creating this environment especially this COVID-19 pandemic times.
CAS AMAN: Infants are supposed to be exclusively fed with breast milk for the first 6 months, but most of the mothers tend to disregard this practice which WHO’s key recommendation.
CAS AMAN: Only 3 out of 5 children in Kenya are exclusively breastfed in the first six months. This means that 39% of babies in the community are deprived of major nutritional, immunological and psychological benefits which breastfeeding confers.
CAS AMAN: Another key infant and young child feeding practices include early initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth. This should be continued up to two years of age and beyond.
COVID-19 statistics today
TODAY’S NEW CASES AND SAMPLES:
Today we have recorded 538 new COVID-19 cases from 6195 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country have risen to 24,411; The cumulative number of tests now stands at 335,318.
TODAY’S NEW CASES DEMOGRAPHICS:
516 of the new positive cases are Kenyans, while 22 are foreigners who are residents in the country. 333 are males while 205 are females.
The youngest patient today is a 2-year-old while the oldest is an 85-year-old.
Distribution of cases in the counties:
Nairobi-277, Kiambu-72, Kajido-55, Nakuru-25, Murang’a-15, Nyeri-20, Machakos-9, Busia-8, Mombasa-7, Migori-7, Mandera-6, Laikipia-6, Bomet-6, Meru-3, Narok-3, Kisii-3, Trans Nzoia-3…
514 patients have recovered from the disease; 431 are from the home-based care program while 83 have been discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 10,444.
We are saddened to note that we have lost 8 patients to the disease, bringing the total deaths due to COVID-19 to 399.