Mombasa County’s fight against Covid-19 has received a major boost after Safaricom Foundation donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth Ksh 3 million to health workers.
The donated PPE N95 masks, disposable aprons and gloves, non-contact thermometers and shoe covers will be distributed to over 500 health workers in 7 hospitals.
“We empathise with Mombasa County as one of the most affected by coronavirus. With the critical role that health care workers are playing in the fight against this pandemic, it is only right that we all come together to ensure that they are adequately protected. We are happy to be supplementing the county government efforts with the provision of these PPE’s which will also benefit community health workers who fill an important gap in the communities,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
We have supported Mombasa County with personal protective equipment worth KES 3 million for distribution to health workers to help them in their fight against the spread of #Covid19 #SafaricomForYou pic.twitter.com/orfoD3HjdF
— Safaricom Foundation (@SafaricomFDN) May 29, 2020
June 3, the Ministry of Health said Kenya’s cumulative cases had risen to 2,216 cases with the highest ever recorded recoveries.
“This is the highest number of recoveries we have so far recorded since we announced the first discharge case on 1st April 2020,” CAS Health Rashid Aman announced at Wednesday’s briefing.
54 recoveries had been recorded bringing the country’s recovery to 553.
✔️2,112 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️85,058 samples tested so far
✔️123 new positive cases today
✔️ 2,216 Total confirmed cases
✔️ 54 new recoveries today
✔️ 553 total discharges so far
✔️3 fatalities today
✔️74 Total fatalities #KomeshaCorona pic.twitter.com/SB3gaoQcmG
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) June 3, 2020
“We want to thank and pay tribute to our healthcare workers for this success.This demonstrates that, with good management, this disease, when clinically manifested, is curable and hence not a death sentence,” he added.
However, the number of Kenyans who have contracted coronavirus has risen to 2,216 after 123 tested positive. This is from a total of 2,112 samples that were tested bringing the total number of cumulative samples tested in the country to 85,058.
Nairobi reported 44 cases, Mombasa 34, Busia 20, Uasin Gishu 12, Kajiado 3, Kiambu 3, Nyeri 3, Kilifi 2, Garissa 1 and Laikipia 1.
The distribution of cases in sub-counties:
Nairobi: Kibra (10), Westlands (9), Dagoretti (4), Embakasi West (4), Embakasi South (3), Lang’ata (3), Makadara (3), Mathare (3), Kasarani 3, Ruaraka (1) and Kamukunji (1).
Mombasa: Mvita (11), Jomvu (8), Chamgamwe (5), Likoni (4), Kisauni (3), Nyali (3)
Busia: All truck drivers from the Malaba border point
Uasin Gishu: All truck drivers at Turbo
Kajiado: All truck drivers
Nyeri: Nyeri Central (2), Nyeri South (1)
Garissa: Garissa Town (1)
Laikipia: Laikipia West (1)
The Safaricom Foundation has also partnered with Scope International to set up sanitation booths in 6 Counties in Nyanza and Western as well as provided water to residents of Kibera, Mathare and Korogocho. Last week the Foundation also donated PPEs to health workers Uasin Gishu County.