Target testing records low turnouts in identified high risk areas

Target testing records low turnouts in identified high risk areas

3 May, 2020

The Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman today announced that they have recorded low turnouts on the intended target testing activity in the identified Covid-19 hot-spots leading to the process dragging down. This measure was rolled for the purpose of containment of infections in those areas.

While addressing the media, he said that in the last 2 days, the testing teams have tested 803 against a target of 200 in Kawangware and 494 in Eastleigh against a target of 3000. He made an appeal to Kenyans to willingly come forward and get tested to help flatten the infection curve and minimize risk of transmission.

In regards to the Corona virus situation, he announced that the country has recorded 30 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours from a total of 883 samples tested, bringing the total number of infections to 465.

He disclosed that out of these cases, 19 were from Mombasa, 8 from Nairobi, 2 from Bungoma 1 in Kitui. Bungoma is the latest county to be affected bringing to 16 the total number of counties that have recorded Covid-19 cases.

In Mombasa, the cases are distributed in Mvita with 15, Kisauni with 3 and Likoni having 1. In Nairobi, Kawangware recorded 2 cases, Eastleigh 5 and Kibra 1. In Kitui the 1 case is from Mwingi town while the 2 cases from Bungoma are truck drivers.

In terms of gender, 23 are males and 7 females while the age distribution is from 4 years for the youngest and 64 years for the oldest.

A total of 15 people have been discharged within the same period.

He however announced that the country lost 2 more patients as a result of the disease from Mombasa