Kenya has recorded the highest number of the novel covid-19 after 213 people tested positive.This now brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4,257.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 Health CAS, Dr. Rashid Aman attributed the high number to the huge numbers of samples tested in the last 24 hours.
“This number is not alarming because of the high number of samples tested in the last 24 hours. We tested a total of 6024 samples.” he said
Following the 6024 samples tested in the last 24 hours, Kenya has now tested a cumulative 130,498 samples since testing began in the country.
Out of the new cases 198 are Kenyans while 15 are foreign nationals. 151 of the new cases are male while 62 are females.
On a sad note, Kenya also lost 10 more patients bringing to 117 the total number of fatalities in the country.
“This is again the highest number of fatalities recorded in a single day. I want to send my heartfelt condolences to their families.” he said
In terms of distribution Nairobi recorded 136 cases, Mombasa 32, Kajiado 13, Busia 5, Nakuru 4, Machakos 4, Garisa and Isiolo 3, Taita Taveta and Kitui 2, while Migori, Narok and Embu recorded one case each
The 136 cases in Nairobi come from Dagoretti North (36), Westlands (25), Kamukunji (17), Kibra (130) Makadara (11), Starehe (8), Langata (9), Kasarani (6), Embakasi East (4), Embakasi North (3), Ruaraka (3) and Embakasi Central (1).
CAS Aman further raised concern about areas in Nairobi, including Westlands and Dagoretti, where cases continue to rise. “Something is not right and residents have to do some soul searching,” he said.
In Mombasa, the 32 cases are distributed in Mvita (20), Likono (5), Kisauni (5) and Changamwe (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.