Government disburses Kshs. 5 billion as Elgeiyo Marakwet confirms first Covid-19 case

Government disburses Kshs. 5 billion as Elgeiyo Marakwet confirms first Covid-19 case

Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health Mutahi Kagwe | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

04 June, 2020

The Health Cabinet Secretary, Hon Mutahi announced that the government has given out a Kshs. 5 billion conditional grant to all 47 counties in an effort to help combat the Corona virus. The funds are to be used by the counties to help equip the health workers and ensure safeguard the people living in those counties. This move is to help at boosting the readiness of the health facilities.

He went on to report that in the last 24 hours, 124 people have tested positive for the virus from a total of 2,640 samples tested. This now brings the number of infections in the country to 2,340.

From this number, 119 are Kenyan Nationals, 2 Somalis, 2 Tanzanians and 1 Eritrean National. Males make up 100 of the number while 24 are females with gender distribution being being 1 for the youngest and 80 for the oldest.

Mombasa is leading with cases today with 40 followed by Nairobi with 38,  Busia 26, Kajiado 6, Kiambu 3, Garissa 2, Taita Taveta 2 with Muranga and Elgeiyo Marakwet each having 1. Elgeiyo Marakwet becomes the latest county affected with the total number of counties affected now standing at 36.

The affected sub-counties in Mombasa are; Mvita with 14, Kisauni 11, Changamwe 6 and Jomvu, Nyali having 1 each. In Nairobi, Kibra has 25, Kamukunji 4, Dagoretti North 5, Westlands 2 with Embakasi East and lang’ata each having 1 case.

Busia cases,all of truck drivers,are from Malaba border point with 18, 4 from Busia border and 4 from Alupe mandatory quarantine center. In Migori, 4 of the cases are from Kuria West and 1 from Suna East. In Kiambu, Ruiru, Lari and Kikuyu have 1 each while in Garissa the 2 cases are from Daadab.

In Taita Taveta, the cases are from Taveta while in Muranga the 1 case is from Kiharu. Elgeiyo Marakwet’s case is of a truck driver from Keiyo North.

The Health CS also reported that 39 more people have been discharged from hospital bringing recoveries to 592. $ more people have lost their lives bringing fatalities to 78.