100-Year Old Tests Positive as Covid-19 Cases Cross 7,000

  • Health CAS Rashid Aman addressing the media at a press briefing. May 13, 2020.
    Health CAS Rashid Aman addressing the media at a press briefing. May 13, 2020..
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  • The Ministry of Health on Friday, July 3, confirmed 247 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, bringing total cases recorded so far to 7,188.

    The new cases were recorded from 4,147 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total samples tested in the country to 180,206.
     
    Of the new cases, 242 are Kenyans while five are foreigners. 164 of the positive cases are male while 83 are female. The ages of the new cases range from a one-year-old with the oldest being 100 years old.

    It was announced that 39 patients had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,148.

    The death toll from Covid-19 in Kenya rose to 154 after two more fatalities were confirmed.

    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
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    Nairobi County is leading with 153 cases followed by Mombasa 35, Busia 12, Kiambu12, Kajiado15, Migori 9, Uasin Gishu 4, Machakos 4, Garissa 4, Murang'a 2, Siaya 2, Lamu 1 and Nyamira 1.

    In Nairobi, Kibra led the pack with 35, followed by Westlands 28, Dagoretti North 16, Ruaraka,3, Lang'ata 8, Embakasi East 12, Makadara 6, Starehe 10, and Kasarani 13. 

    Dagoretti South 3, Embakasi South 5, Embakasi West 4, while Embakasi Central had 2,  Kamukunji 4 and Roysambu 4.

    Mombasa cases are in Mvita 17, Likoni 6, Changamwe 4, Kisauni 3, Jomvu 3 and Nyali 2.

    Kajiado cases are in Kajiado East 10, Kajiado North 4 and Kajiado Central 1. In Busia County, 12 cases are in Teso South 8, Teso North 2 and Matayos, 2.

    In Kiambu county, Kiambaa (6), Ruiru (3), Thika (2), and Kikuyu (1).

    Uasin Gishu cases are in Ainabkoi (2), Kapseret (1), and Turbo (1).

    Machakos cases are in Athi River while the Garissa cases were reported in Daadab (2) and Garissa Township (2).

    Health CAS Rashid Aman noted that most people who have succumbed to Covid-19 virus have underlying diseases such as cancer. So far six patients nursing cancer have succumbed to COVID-19.

    He launched the Cancer policy 2019-2030 as well as the breast cancer screening report.

    The Ministry has supported 10 Chemotherapy centres across the country by providing drugs for treatment.

    "People seeking cancer treatment can access the service at the nearest level five hospitals. We are five additional radiotherapy facilities in select hospitals in the country," he stated.

    CAS Aman further noted that breast cancer is the leading type of cancer as 6,000 cases are recorded every year.