Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Abdi Aman on Friday, April 24, announced that 16 individuals had tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Speaking at Afya House, the CAS stated that the total number of those who had contracted the disease stood at 336.

“In the last 24 hours, we have tested 946 samples across twelve (12) counties. This brings to 16,738 the total number of tests conducted so far. From these latest tests, sixteen (16) persons have tested positive for Covid-19 disease,” the CAS stated.

Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Abdi Aman.
Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Abdi Aman.

He noted that the 16 had been picked out from among communities by the surveillance team.

Dr. Abdi added that five individuals had been discharged bringing the number of recoveries to 94.

In terms of the distribution of the cases in Nairobi neighborhoods, the CAS indicated that Dandora had 5, City Park (2), Eastleigh (1) Parklands 2, and Pipeline (1).

In Mombasa, he announced that the cases are distributed as follows; Kiembeni (1), Centi Kumi (1), Stadium (1), Msikiti Nuru (1), and Mulaloni (1).

The number of those who have succumbed to the virus still remained 14 from the April 18 presser.

“We are most grateful, first of all to God, the Almighty, and to the medics and health workers taking care of our patients,” he stated.

Additionally, the CAS indicated that the ministry was monitoring 887 contacts relating to the 16 cases.

He emphasized that people living with noncommunicable conditions such as heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disorders, among other NCDs were more susceptible to contracting the Covid-19 disease.

“We urge persons with these conditions to follow all the precautionary measures for preventing Covid-19, with great discipline. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is important now more than ever before,” he stated.

Watch Dr. Rashid’s presser below: