Coronavirus recoveries have surpassed 22,000 amid reducing daily cases

143 people have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to 35,603.

While addressing the press on the state of the pandemic, Health CAS Rashid Aman confirmed that the cases were sourced from 3,854 samples.

In terms of gender, 85 of the new cases are male while 58 are female.

Of the 143 new cases, 129 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners.

The youngest is a 9month old while the oldest is an 83-year-old.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi

However, Dr. Rashid congratulated the health workers after 490 patients were discharged. Out of the recoveries, 248 are from the home-based care program and 242 were discharged from various hospitals around the county. The total number of recoveries now stand at 22,047.

5 more deaths were also recorded, further pushing Kenya’s fatalities to 612.

While marking the World Suicide Prevention Day, Dr. Rashid acknowledged suicide as the leading cause of death among teenagers, saying the government is considering tele-counseling psychiatry for those suffering from mental illness.

He said that Covid-19 brought anxiety, and hopelessness, among some Kenyans. 

“We are considering setting up tele-counseling psychiatry which will also have a call center that will have suicide prevention hotline numbers that Kenyans can call into and receive counseling and guidance,” Aman stated.