Covid-19: Kenya crosses the 3000 mark after 105 patients test positive
Kenya has crossed the 3000 mark in terms of positive cases of the novel Covid-19 after another 105 patients tested positive for the disease. The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country currently stands at 3094.
The 105 are part of the 2,273 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 1102,696 samples so far.
“We have recorded 105 positive cases from a sample of 2273 tested over the last 24 hours which brings the total number of confirmed positive cases to 3094 from 102, 956 samples tested so far,” said health CAS Dr Aman
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Health CAS, Dr. Rashid Aman said that the youngest of the new cases is aged two years while the oldest is 77 years old.
Out of the new cases, 77 are male while 28 are female.
On Wednesday, Kenya recorded another death in Nairobi raising the number of fatalities from Covid-19 to 89. Kenya also recorded the highest number of recoveries after recording 175 discharges raising the number of recoveries to 1,048.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi has 43 cases, Busia 18, Mombasa 11, Turkana 7, Migori 6, Kwale 5, Kiambu 5, Kilifi, Machakos, Taita Taveta 3 each, Kisumu 2 while Uasin Gishu, Siaya, Kajiado and Garissa counties had 1 each
Coronavirus patients in Nairobi are from the following sub-counties: Ruaraka (14); Lang’ata (5); Dagoretti North and Kamukunji 4 each; Embakasi West, Embakasi East and Kibra (3 each); Starehe and Westlands (2 each); Makadara, Mathare and Embakasi South (1 each).
In Mombasa, cases are distributed in Kisauni (5); Likoni (4) and Mvita (2).
All the cases in Busia, Turkana, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu and Taita Taveta are truck drivers from Malaba, Nagapal, Turbo, Kisumu Central and Taveta respectively.
The ministry of health also announced the launch of home care guidelines for Covid-19 patients which can be accessed from the ministry of health’s website.
The CAS said 78% of all Covid-19 patients in the country are asymptomatic and can be cared for at home. This translates to a total of 2400 patients.
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.