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COVID-19: Cases rise to 781 as 23 more patients test positive

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Kenya has recorded 23 new cases of the novel COVID-19 bringing the total number of reported cases in the country to 781.

The 23 are part of the 2100 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, Health CAS, Dr.Rashid Aman also revealed that three more patients have succumbed to the disease raising the number of fatalities to 45.

Of the new cases, 11 are from Nairobi, 5 from Mombasa, two from Kiambu, Wajir 2, and three from Kajiado.

The new cases are aged between 24 years old and  89  years of age.

Of the new patients, 18 are males while five are females.

The CAS thanked Kenyans for compliance with the set directives but said that the ministry has still been receiving complaints of faulters.


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.

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