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MOMBASA COUNTY DEMONSTRATES GREAT LEADERSHIP IN THE COVID-19 RESPONSE

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As of May 26th, 2020, WHO has reported 5,688,516 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, with 351,272 deaths. In Africa, there are 115,616 reported cases with 3,479 deaths.
Kenya has recorded 1,348 confirmed cases of COVID out of 64,264 tests conducted, with 405 recovered patients and 53 deaths. 79% of the cases are asymptomatic - show no symptoms at confirmation.
Covid19 cases are spread across 29 counties with the highest prevalence in Mombasa and Nairobi counties with 425 and 660 cases respectively. These Counties have also recorded the highest attack rates of COVID-19 at 35.2 and 15 per 100,000 populations for Mombasa and Nairobi respectively when compared to 2.8 per 100,000 for the whole country and need enhanced interventions.
It is in this light that Mombasa County has invested in various measures aimed at curbing further spread of the virus led by His Excellency Governor Ali Hassan Joho. Within the last two months, the County Government has refurbished the Raimtullah private and Lady Grig Maternity wings at Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital as isolation units with 19 and 150 bed capacity respectively. This is in addition to a 300-bed capacity treatment centre at the Technical University of Mombasa. The Governor also launched four ICU ambulances dedicated to Covid19 response. This aimed at improving the Counties capacity in the event of increased numbers that need hospitalization.
To reduce transmission during testing, the county has earlier in the week, launched 19 contact-free testing booths to protect the health care workers as well as those who are being tested. The booths are designed with a transparent barrier that allows the health care worker to get the specimen required for the test without direct physical contact. The booths are distributed in 6 testing sites in the county.
All the investments done in Mombasa County have been achieved through collaborative efforts between Mombasa County; National Government, private sector and Non-governmental organizations.

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