Kenya’s corona virus cases have crossed the 2000 mark after 59 more patients tested positive for the disease raising the numbers to 2021.
In a statement issued on Monday, health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the 59 are part of 1518 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a cumulative 80,054 samples.
Kenya has also discharged eight more patients in the last 24 hours raising the number of recoveries to 482. On a sad note however, five more patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total of fatalities to 69.
“Our condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families and friends… We continue to appeal to Kenyans to keep holding each other’s hand in this fight, because we must walk together if victory is to be realized,” Kagwe said.
The new cases re patients aged between 10 and 76 years, with 24 being female, and 35 male.
The cases are distributed in the counties as follows; Nairobi (29), Mombasa (14), Turkana (6), Busia (4), Taita Taveta (2), Kajiado (2), Kiambu and Kilifi, one case each.
In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows; in Nairobi; Ruaraka (8), all of which are from mandatory quarantine facilities, Westlands (6), Dagoretti North (4), Langata ( 4), Kibra (3), Embakasi East, Karasani, Kamkunji and Makadara, all have one case each.
In Turkana, all the six are at Nadapal Point of Entry.
The cases in Busia are from; Malaba border point (3), and Alupe quarantine (1), while the two cases in Taita Taveta are from Mwatate.
In Kajiado, the two cases are from Kajiado East; in Kiambu, the one case is from Thika and finally Rabai in Kilifi with one case.
In Mombasa, the 14 cases are distributed in the following estates; Mvita (6), Kisauni, Nyali, Jomvu and Changamwe, two cases each.The Kiambu patient is from Thika and the Kilifi case is from Rabai.
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.