54 patients released from hospital after recovering from the COVID-19 disease

Fifty-four patients have been released from various hospitals in the country after recovering from the COVID-19 disease, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

This now brings the total number of patients who have recovered from the disease to 553, at a time when the number of confirmed cases rose to 2216, after 123 people tested positive by Wednesday.

Of the newly detected infections, Nairobi and Mombasa counties account for 44 and 34 cases respectively.

Other cases are spread in the counties of Busia (20), Uasin Gishu (12), Kiambu (3), Kajiado (3), Nyeri (3), Kilifi (2), Garissa (1) and Laikipia (1).
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said the new cases are from 2, 212 samples analyzed in a period of 24 hours.

The discharged represents the highest single-day recovery rate recorded yet since the first patient was discharged on April 1.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman attributed the high number of recoveries to the commitment and diligence of health workers on the frontline in the war against the pandemic.
“This recovery is attributed to the diligent and committed work of health workers operating in enabled health systems, this shows that with good management, this disease when clinically manifested is curable and not a death sentence,” he said.

He reiterated that the government is committed to combating the spread of the virus and urged the public to adherence to the various measures placed by the government in order to support g efforts to flatten the infection curve.

“We must wear masks at all times to protect ourselves and our loved ones and avoid the risk of being infected or infecting others,” the Health CAS added.

He however raised concern over the violation of social distancing guidelines by some restaurants warning that the actions pose a huge risk in the fight against the virus.

“The only measure that has been relaxed is the measure that allowed operation of restaurants and eateries based on strict adherence to the social and physical distancing guidelines,” he said.