Kenya’s police post closed after officers contracts Coronavirus

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A police station in Kenya has been temporarily shut down after all officers attached to it tested positive for Covid-19.

Gathoge Police Post in Central Kenya will remain closed for the next ten days, announced the local authorities.

Residents have been urged to refer the urgent matters to Kutus Police Station, a nearby post.

The pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the East African nation as the Ministry of Health announced 30 more deaths on Monday. Three of the deaths occurred between Sunday and Monday, while 27 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on April, May, June, July and August 2021. The death toll now stands at 4179.

At the same time, 745 new cases were reported from 6209 samples, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 212573

The ministry said a total of 1,822 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,796 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

One hundred thirty-five patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 61 of whom are on ventilatory support and 67 on supplemental oxygen.

Seven patients are under observation. Another 611 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, with 575 of them in general wards and 36 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced 161 recoveries, with 83 from Home-Based Isolation and Care, while 78 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 197,468.

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