Kenya has confirmed another 184 new cases of the novel covid-19 raising the number of confirmed cases in the country to 4044.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briafing, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman noted that this is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day since the disease was reported in the country.
“This is the highest number recorded so far and this is mainly because the rate of infection within our communities is on the rise” he said
The new cases are from a cluster of 2518 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 121,474 samples.
Out of the new cases, 129 are male while 55 are female. 183 are Kenyans while one is a foreign national.
In the last 24 hours, another 27 patients were also discharged after recovering from the disease. This now brings to 1353 the total number of recoveries in the country.
On a sad note however, Kenya lost two more patients, raising the number of fatalities in the country to 107.
CAS Aman also cautioned Kenyans against the fake Covid-19 test kits being circulated around.
“I want t tell you that these type of 15 minute RDT tests where a prick is made on your finger, a drop of blood is drawn and put on a cassette do not work. Up to now the only approved test kits for Covid-19 is real time PCR test.” he said
In terms of distribution Nairobi recorded 111 cases,Mombasa 19, Kajiado 14, Meru 13, Kiambu 9, Busia 6, Nakuru 4, Machakos 3, while Kwale, Kisumu, Garissa, Taita Taveta, and Vihiga all had one case each. Vihiga is the latest county to report a case bringing the number of affected counties to 40.
In Nairobi the cases are from Westlands (33), Kibra (19), Lang’ata (18), Embakasi East (15), Dagoretti North (12), Kamukunji (12), Makadara (2), Starehe (2), Embakasi Central (2), while Roysambu, Embakasi West, Kasarani, and Embakasi South recorded one case each.
In Mombasa the cases are from Mvita 9, Changamwe 4, Nyali 2, Likoni 2 while Jomvu and Kiasauni recorded 1 case each.
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.