Covid-19: Kenya confirms 117 new cases number rises to 4374
Another 117 people have tested positive for the novel Covid-19 raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4374.
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said during the daily briefing at Afya house that the new cases are from 3043 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 133,541.
CAS Aman also cautioned youngsters who are hosting house parties terming them as a ‘recipe for disaster’
“We have noted that some young people in different parts in Nairobi are holding gatherings such as house parties. I want to caution them that such gatherings are recipes for disaster.” he said
Out of the new cases 112 are Kenyans while 5 are foreign nationals. They are aged between 11 years to 75 years old.
83 out of the 117 are male while 54 are female.
In terms of distribution by counties 51 cases were recorded in Nairobi, Mombasa 22, Kajiado 18, Kiambu 6, Nakuru and Garisa 5, Machakos 3, Kericho, Uasin Gishu and Busia 2, Wajir 1
In Nairobi the cases are from Kibra 8, Langata 8, Makadara 6, Dagoretti North 6, Kamukunji 4, Embakasi East 4, Embakasi North 3, Embakasi South 3, Mathare 2, Ruaraka 2, Embakasi Central 2, Embakasi West 1, Starehe 1 and Kasarani 1
Mombasa has 22 cases from; Mvita 8, Kisauni 5, Changamwe 4, Likoni 3, Jomvu 1 and Nyali 1.
Kenya has also discharged 91 more patients raising the number of recoveries from the disease to 1550.
The country also lost two more patients bringing to 119 the total number of fatalities in the country.
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.