The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the New Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11th March 2020, after 118,000 cases were reported in 114 countries, and 4,291 people had lost their lives. Kenya reported its first case of COVID-19 on the 13th March 2020. As of May 26th, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya was at one thousand three hundred and forty eight (1,348). On 26th May, 62 new positive cases were reported by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health, Dr. Rashid Aman.
Fifty two (52) deaths have been reported so far giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 4.62 percent, and four hundred and five (405) recoveries. As of May 5th, 2020, sixteen (16) counties have reported cases namely: Nairobi (316), Mombasa (167), Kilifi (8), Mandera (8), Kiambu (8), Kajiado (3), Nakuru (2), Kitui (4), Bungoma (2), Kwale (2), Kakamega (1), Uasin Gishu (2) Siaya (2), Homa Bay (1), Wajir (7) and Migori (2).
The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has issued a Local Appeal to all Christians, partners and people of goodwill to support Emergency Response initiatives to the COVID-19 pandemic in our Nation. The emergency appeal will provide the at-risk population core relief items such as: Basic food stuff, Support to basic hygiene such as hand-washing and public health messaging. Assistance will also include support to the health facilities providing case management of COVID-19 patients with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Read more on our Emergency Appeals