6 month old tests positive for COVID-19, Cases rise to 490
25 Kenyans among them a six month old baby have tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total number of cases in the country to 490.
The 25 are from a cluster of 1125 samples tested in the last 24 hours .
Speaking during the daily briefing, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi, said that the new patients are all Kenyans and are distributed between Mombasa and Nairobi counties with 10 and 15 cases respectively.
12 of the new cases are female while 13 are male. The cases in Nairobi are from from Eastleigh (8), two from Kawangware, 1 from Kariobangi South and two from Umoja.
In Mombasa, the cases are spread out as follows; Bombolulu-1, Old Town-8 and Jomvu-1.
CAS Mwangangi further revealed that the ministry is collaborating with paediatricians in handling the children who have tested positive for the virus.
“We are working with different health experts when handling Covid-19 cases. For children who are positive we we are collaborating with paediatricians,” she said.
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.