CAS MWANGANGI: It is important to ensure that we relay the right information and how we can manage this COVID-19 pandemic. Everybody should adhere to containment measures.
MoH: We want to thank all the stakeholders in the country who have been helping us in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
MoH: We have been able to employ additional 5,000 health care workers so as to increase the capacity of our health system during this COVID-19 period. We have also put in place mechanisms that will handle the mental health of our healthcare workers.
BREAKING NEWS: Today we have recorded 580 new COVD-19 cases out of the 5,458 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now rise to 29,334.
Of the new cases, 530 are Kenyans while 50 are foreigners. 336 constitute the males while 244 are females.
The youngest patient today is a one-year-old while the oldest is a 92-year-old.
DISTRIBUTION OF NEW CASES IN COUNTIES
Nairobi continues to lead in the number of cases, today the capital has recorded 375 cases, Kiambu-53, Machakos-23, Busia-17, Mombasa-15, Nakuru-15, Kajiado-14, Kisumu-12…
BREAKING NEWS: 198 patients have recovered from the disease; of this number, 119 are from the home-based care program while 79 were discharged from various hospitals across the country. Total recoveries now stand at 15,298.
BREAKING NEWS: 5 patients have succumbed to the disease, the total fatalities have now risen to 465.
CAS MWANGANGI ON POSSIBLE HEALTHCARE WORKERS’ STRIKE
MoH: We have had discussions with NMS and health workers and I am happy to announce that COVID-19 allowances have been paid for all healthcare workers in Nairobi. So they should be confident in fighting the pandemic.
MoH: Any healthcare worker in Nairobi who is yet to get COVID-19 allowances should report the case to the ministry.
MoH: We are aware that there is a slight problem when it comes to promotion of healthcare workers from the Nairobi County Government to the NMS. This is a process that is in progress and it will be solved soon.
MoH: There was a delay in ensuring that workers are covered by NHIF, this process will be completed within the coming week to ensure that all healthcare workers are provided with a comprehensive health cover. All the grievances from our esteemed healthcare workers will be solved.