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149 people test positive for Covid-19, cases rise to 5533


Kenya’s Covid-19 cases have risen to 5533 after 149 more people tested positive for the deadly disease on Friday.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman,  during the daily COVID-19 briefing, said the new cases are out of a total of 3,090 samples tested within the last twenty four hours.

Dr. Aman said the new cases include 148 Kenyans and one foreign national. They include 94 males and 55 females aged between one and 76 years.

In terms of distribution,  Nairobi recorded 73 cases, Mombasa (20), Kajiado (15), Siaya (13), Machakos (3), Kilifi (1), Nakuru (1), Nandi (1), Bungoma (1), Isiolo (1).

In the same period 48 more patients were discharged from various facilities in the country raising the number of recoveries in the country to 1905.

On a sad note, five more people succumbed to the disease bringing to 137 the total number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country.


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness, like the flu with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

To protect yourself, you are required to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact (i.e maintain a social distance of 1 meter or 3 feet) with people.

The national government has also asked Kenyans to put on face masks because this will keep you safe in case an infected person sneezes or coughs beside you. Ensure you put on a face mask whenever in public transport, supermarkets, and open-air markets.