Tuesday, June 9, 2020 – The number of frontline health care workers who have contracted Covid19 in Kenya has risen sharply to 172.

This was announced by Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman, who also revealed that the medics who have tested positive to Covid19 are being treated in different health facilities in the country.

On the same breath, Dr. Rashid announced that 127 people have tested positive for Covid19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,989.

From the total, 84 are male while 33 are female.

The distribution of the cases in the Counties is as follows; Nairobi 62, Mombasa 34, Busia 14, Machakos 4, Bungoma 3, Kwale 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.

In Nairobi, the cases are from Kibra 21, Westlands 14, Ruaraka 12, Kamukunji 5, Langata 4, Dagoretti North 3, Makadara 1, Embakasi South 1 and Embakasi West 1.

The CAS also revealed that 24 patients had been discharged bringing the total of recoveries to 873.

On the same vein, Dr. Rashid appealed to Kenyans to stop stigmatizing those who have been discharged.

“Stigmatizing anyone during a pandemic is a threat to everyone,” he said.

However, 3 more people have succumbed to the deadly virus bringing the death toll to 88.


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