KISII, Kenya, July 29, 2020 – A Covi-19 patient at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has given birth to a healthy baby boy.
The patient, now at the Intensive Care Unit is stable with her newborn. The County Director of Public Health Richard Onkware said the 32-year-old patient was admitted at KTRH on July 17 after she was referred from Rachuonyo Sub-county Hospital when she developed difficulties in breathing.
“The patient was almost due. She was put in the ICU with her condition having difficulties in breathing as we tested her on Covid-19,” said Ongware.
The results came out and the patient tested positive for Covid-19. The patient who is a nurse by profession gave birth to a baby boy weighing 1.7kgs. “On the second test, the patient turned negative but we have to conduct another test to be sure she has fully recovered from the virus.
Mr Onkware said the patient is still in the ICU with her newborn baby and both are in a stable condition. “Five out of 16 positive cases in isolation who had tested negative with the first repeat test are negative. They will be released today,” said Onkware.
He further divulged that 5 other patients have also turned negative and repeat confirmatory tests will be done before they are released. “In isolation, we have 6 who are still positive but doing fine,” said Ongware.
However, the county on Wednesday, July 29, reported five new Covid-19 patients and three are from one institution. “In total, Kisii County has reported 27 positive cases, 11 will be released today (Wednesday, July 29) and 16 will be in isolation,” said Ongware.
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