Covid-19 cases in Kenya cross the 7000 mark after 247 people test positive
Kenya’s Covid-19 cases on Friday crossed the 7000 mark after another 247 people tested positive for the disease in the country. The total now stands at 7188.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the new cases are from a sample size of 4147 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has thus far tested a total of 180,206 samples.
Out of the new cases 242 are Kenyans while Five are foreign nationals. 164 of them are male while 83 are female.
The are aged between one and a hundred years old.
39 more patients were also discharged in the last 24 hours bringing to 2148 the total number of recoveries in the country.
Two more patients also succumbed to the disease raising the number of fatalities in the country in 154.
In terms of distribution, the cases are spread out in Nairobi 153, Mombasa 35, Kajiado 15, Busia 12, Kiambu 12, Uasin Gishu 4, Machakos 4, Garissa 4, Murang’a 2, Nakuru 2, Siaya 2, Lamu 1, and Nyamira 1.
In Nairobi, the cases are from Kibra 35, Westlands 28, Dagoretti North 16, Kasarani 13, Embakasi East 12, Starehe 10, Langata (8), Makadara (6), Embakasi South (5), Embakasi West (4), Kamukunji (4), Roysambu (4), Dagoretti South (3), Ruaraka (3), & Embakasi Central (2).
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.