Kenya has recorded 12 new cases of the novel COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases in the country to 396.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, health CAS Rashid Amana also noted that Kenya has also recorded the highest number of recoveries since the disease was first reported in the country.
The CAS said that a total of 15 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number f recoveries to 144.
Of the 12 new cases, 7 are from Mombasa, three from Nairobi, one from Wajir and one from Kitui county.
The 12 who are from a cluster of 777 samples collected tested in the last 24 hours are aged between one and a half years and 75 years.
The three cases from Nairobi are from Eastleigh, Fedha and Kileleshwa while those from Mombasa are from Bondeni, Bomani and Old Town.
7 of the new cases were picked by the Ministry of Health’s disease surveillance team while 5 are from the designated quarantine centers.
CAS Aman also announced that another two patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 17.
The CAS further said the ministry will soon issue a detailed report on how the COVID-19 funds have been spent.
He afurther added that all truck drivers will be tested from the port in Mombasa which is considered their point of entry to minimise spread of Covid-19 in the East African Community.
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.
Stay safe… Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.