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7 more Covid-19 cases traced to first fatality in Isiolo County

Isiolo County has recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 cases per day today. The Dr Mohammed Kuti-led devolved unit has 10 new cases of the global pandemic infections. They are from both Isiolo North and South constituencies.

Isiolo Health CECM Wario Galma confirmed to Whispers that 7 of the new cases were from Kinna village Garbatulla sub county in Isiolo South constituency.  They are the contacts traced from an old man who succumbed to the disease without knowledge of the family members and neighbours.

The new cases comprise of five family members and two neighbours. One of the new cases is the deceased’s friend and was the last one who washed his body before samples were taken to Nairobi for testing.

The 68-year-old man hailed from Kinna. Seven more residents have contracted the virus from him. This is according to CS Kagwe. They were ignorant if the Mzee was infected.

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Earlier, the man had complained of chest pains. Isiolo Health Chief Officer Ibrahim Alio advised residents to adhere to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 prevention protocols such as regularly washing hands with soap and water and wearing face masks when in public places.

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The three from Isiolo North were a health worker from Isiolo referral hospital, a driver in town and another an ordinary resident.

Meru County has two more confirmed cases, bringing its total caseload to 60. It’s almost twice that of Isiolo.

Two other counties in Mt Kenya East had no new cases of Covid-19. They are Tharaka Nithi (11) and Embu (18).

1,062 patients were discharged from quarantine facilities in Kenya. 983 of them were from home based care programme and 79 were from various hospitals.

The Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe noted that today’s discharge is the highest to be realised in a span of 24 hours. “This is the highest number of discharges realized so far in 24 hours. This brings our cumulative discharges to 12,961”, he said. He attributed this success to our dedicated health care givers.

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The country has lost two more Covid-19 patients today. This makes the total fatalities to be 420 in number since March 13, the first day of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

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