Hygiene standards attributed to low outpatient numbers, as Coronavirus takes root in counties


High standard of hygiene is the number one measure of keeping Coronavirus disease at bay even as people employ containment measures.

The majority of people have complied with the washing hands culture, but there are those who have not and should embrace it immediately in order to curtail the spread of the virus and other infectious diseases.

“Handwashing must be performed at every point and any moment after touching someone surfaces made of copper, cardboard, plastics, and stainless steel . We must also wash our hands after touching door handles, elevator doors, and buttons after removing masks.” Health Ministry says.

Data shows that 29,538 which is 98 percent of the 30,120 confirmed cases of COVID 19 are local transmissions and this means that the virus is fully domiciled within our people in villages , estates , Counties and the entire Country since all the 47 counties are affected.

Nairobi and Mombasa Counties have continued to have the highest attack rates of COVID 19 at 406.8 and 184.1 per 100,000 population respectively compared to the National average of 63.3.

However, Kiambu had overtaken Mombasa to take over position two in the number of confirmed cases by recording 2,228 while Mombasa now is at number 3 with 2,224.

Nairobi continues to lead with the highest confirmed cases with 17,889 while the lowest Counties are Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot which have 6 cases each respectively.