CS MATIANG’I: Let us strictly adhere to the COVID-19 containment measures, as the President usually says, we are one big family.
CS MATIANG’I: My last request to all of you my people is please pray for all the leaders who are leading us in this COVID-19 war. Please pray for our President, if you look around the world, countries that have been worst struck by the pandemic are those that their leaders took the issue lightly. Our president has led us spectacularly in this war.
KISII COUNTY LAUDED
CS MUTAHI KAGWE: Today we are very proud visitors of this great county of Kisii. Our visit in this county is part of the many visits intended to assess the level of preparedness by counties to combat COVID-19.
CS MUTAHI KAGWE: Today we are in a county that demonstrates clearly the fruits of devolution. What we have seen here could not have been possible without the 2010 Constitution.
CS MUTAHI KAGWE: Counties must have the capacity to handle their own COVID-19 cases, because we will not transfer COVID-19 patients to other counties. I’m happy with the way Kisii County handled the case of the late nurse Mariam Owuor Odumba…with admirably effectiveness.
CS MUTAHI KAGWE: Governor nimekupa hongera kwa kazi nzuri unayoifanya ili kuhakikisha kuwa kaunti yako inakabiliana na janga hili la COVID-19.
NEW CASES TODAY
Today we have tested a sample size of 6,814 and out of that 727 people tested positive for COVID-19. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country have now risen to 25,138.
CS MUTAHI KAGWE: 711 of today’s cases are Kenyans, 16 are foreigners. 539 are men while 188 are females. We really must be worried by men continue to lead in the number of new cases, they are not adhering to containment measures like the women.
NEW RECOVERIES: 674 patients have recovered from the disease; 125 are from the home-based care programs while 549 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 11,118. Congratulations to our health workers.
DEATHS: Unfortunately we have lost 14 patients today, raising the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 413.