Kenya's COVID-19 Cases Rise To 11,673 As Eight More Patients Die
July. 16, 2020
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday, July 16, 2020, announced that Covid-19 cases rose to 11,673 after 421 individuals tested positive in the preceding 24 hours.
In a press briefing in Nakuru County, the Health CS stated that the new cases were confirmed after 3,895 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total samples tested in the country so far to 230,096.
Out of the new positive cases, 409 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. At the same time, the Ministry announced that 297 are males, and 124 female with the youngest being a one-year-old child while the oldest is a 93 year-old man.
"We believe Kenyans have attained a level of care and understanding. We continue to beg you that you stay alive," he stated.
CS Kagwe also noted that the County Government of Nakuru had surpassed 300-bed capacity and was aiming at 1,000 beds with over 500 healthcare workers undergoing training.
Sadly though, 8 more patients succumbed to the disease bringing total fatalities to 217.
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, who spoke during the presser, disclosed that Nakuru had recorded 150 Covid-19 cases since the virus hit the country in March with a majority of the affected being truck drivers.
The Governor further noted that Nakuru county had put in place ways to curb the spread of Covid-19 by installing 500 water tanks around the county as well as decongesting bus parks.
Lee Kinyanjui urged CS Kagwe to enable them have a well equipped testing center to serve the county's population of 2.1 million and further thanked Equity CEO James Mwangi for donating Ksh3 million worth of PPEs in the county.