The Kenyan Ministry of Health has recorded yet again another high case of the Coronavirus. Counting 184 positive cases of COVID-19 in Kenya especially in Nairobi.
Accurate testing is now becoming very prominent as the number of cases increases daily. Dr. Rashid Aman, The Chief Administrative Secretary for Health announced and cautioned against unauthorized testing kits that purport to diagnose COVID 19 that has permeated the market since the outbreak of the deadly virus.
He says; “I am alerting Kenyans to be aware that the only kits supposed to be used are the real-time kits that utilize the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), that have been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO)”.
He continues; “We must not allow this to happen. I am appealing to our people to seriously observe the containment measures since our numbers of positive cases are steadily rising, further confirming the fact that community transmission is now well established,” he noted.
The 184 positive cases are as follow; Nairobi with 111 cases, Mombasa, 19, Kajiado, 14, Meru 13, Kiambu, nine, Busia, six, Nakuru, four, Machakos, three, Kwale, Kisumu, Garissa, Taita Taveta and Vihiga Counties have one case each.
This makes Vihiga, the latest County to record a COVID-19 Case, bringing the number of counties so far affected to 40.
Noting that ;Nairobi, 111 cases are from Westlands, 33, Kibra, 19, Langata, 18, Embakasi East, 15, Dagoretti North, 12,, Kamukunji, four, Makadara, two, Starehe, two, Embakasi Central, two, Roysambu, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Embakasi South, have one case each.