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Health CAS Rashid Aman during a past Covid-19 update briefing. Photo: Ministry of Health

COVID-19 UPDATE: Kenya hits 7000 mark in confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Kenya has on Friday July 3 hit the 7,000 mark in total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases 247 new cases were reported by the Ministry of Health.

The total case load now stands at 7,188 total confirmed cases, with cumulative tests in the country now at 180,206.

According to Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 status briefing at Afya House, 39 more patients have been discharged from various facilities after recovering, raising the number of recoveries to 2,148.

Unfortunately 2 more people succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 154.

Nairobi continues to lead in number of cases, with 153 out the 247 new cases being from Nairobi

Case distribution per county;

CAS Aman also noted that cancer is one of the underlying conditions contributing to the Covid-19 deaths.

He has called on Kenyans to take preventive measures against cancer by attending regular checkups and screening so that the cancer can be detected early for ease in treatment and management.

The Ministry also launched the cancer Policy guidelines for the next ten years and has disseminated the cancer screening guidelines to counties in bid to curb rising cancer cases in the country.

“The Ministry of Health has put in place deliberate efforts to improve access to cancer services in line with the UHC agenda. Through the MES, the Ministry has availed x-ray, CT-SCAN equipment, ultrasound and mammography machines, to the counties to boost cancer diagnosis”, Aman stated.