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Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi during a past Covid-19 update. Photo: Courtesy

COVID-19 UPDATE: 178 more people test positive for the Coronavirus disease.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that 178 more people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease. The tests were conducted on a sample of 3,918. Today’s figure brings the total caseload to 5,384.

According to the Ministry of Health, 34 more people have been discharged from various facilities having recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 1,857. Unfortunately 2 more people succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 132.

Nairobi continue to lead with 100 of the 178 cases being traced back to Nairobi County.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi who briefed the country today from the Kenyatta National Hospital alongside ICT CS Joe Mucheru also launched a professional Health Care Centre.

CS Mucheru and Dr Mwangangi lauded KNH for the collaboration with the ICT Ministry in the set up a health care call center that will provide data on health issues.

“We appreciate the effort of nurses and health professionals. And we hope the call centres will aid both health medics and all Kenyans in general. It has mapped out all levels of medics in the country,” Mwangangi stated.

“During this difficult time for many, the health care call centre¬†project will serve across all the health care centres in Kenya. It is our intention to expand these call centres and have Kenya seek help at any time,” ICT CS Mucheru added.