Forty-one staff members, including health workers, at Kenya’s largest maternity hospital in the capital Nairobi have tested positive for coronavirus.
The cases at Pumwani hospital were found after 290 staff members were tested, said Dr Patrick Amoth, the acting health director general.
He added that all those who tested positive were receiving home-based care and none of them required hospitalisation.
Another 100 staff will be tested, he said.
Dr. Patrick Amoth, Acting Health DG, at Pumwani hospital: There’s a remaining batch of about 100 staff members to be tested. Out of the 290 who were tested, 41 turned positive. and have been on home-based isolation. pic.twitter.com/cPfXIX5psc— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) July 14, 2020
Dr Amoth said Pumwani hospital was safe and that health authorities will give workers all the necessary support.
Dr. Patrick Amoth, Acting Health DG, at Pumwani hospital: The hospital is safe, the staff who are working here are properly trained and we’ll continue to give them support in terms of capacity building and proper gear. pic.twitter.com/9ARcoheXqq— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) July 14, 2020
Kenya has reported more than 10,000 cases of Covid-19 with 197 deaths since it confirmed its first case in mid-March.
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