For the first time since the first case of coronavirus was declared in Kenya, the country has recorded a higher rate of recovery from the disease than the rate of new infections.
In the daily update by the ministry of health, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announce that a total of 10 patients had been released from Mbagathi after testing negative twice for covid-19. World health Organisation standards require a patient to test negative twice for them to be declared free of the virus.
Even as the confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to rise, announcement that 10 people have recovered from coronavirus and are set to be released from Mbagathi is indeed good news. This brings the total of recovered cases to 22.
“I am glad to note that an additional 10 individuals will be discharged from our Mbagathi COVID 19 isolation facility. This is good news indeed. It is a good Friday. For the first time in a day we release more people than we took in” reported the CS for health.
The ministry of health has tested 504 samples in the last 24 hours with priority being given to health workers. Out of the 504 samples, only 5 tested positive for the virus. This number is lower compared to those of the previous update and the number of recoveries recorded today.
In the effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, kenyans have been urged to avoid exchanging physical money and instead embrace electronic transactions. They have been asked to properly dispose their masks after use to avoid contamination.