Covid-19: 178 people test positive two more dead
Kenya has recorded 178 new cases of Covid-19 raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 5384.
Speaking during the daily briefing on Covid-19 health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said that the new cases are out of 3918 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 155,314 samples.
Out of the new cases 123 are male while 55 of them are female. The new cases are aged between one and 76 years old. 175 are Kenyans while 3 are foreign nationals
In the same time frame, Kenya has also discharged 34 more patients raising the number of recorded recoveries to 1857.
On a sad note however, two more patients succumbed to the disease raising the number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country to 132.
From the new cases Nairobi was leading with 100, Kajiado at 21, Migori 17, Kiambu 16, Busia 8, Mombasa 7, Machakos 4, Nakuru 2, Uasin Gishu 1, Kericho 1 and Taita Taveta 1.
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.