Kenya has recorded another 124 cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the number of confirmed cases to 2340.
The new cases are from a cluster of 2640 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested 87698 samples in total. 100 of them are male while 24 are female.
Out of the new cases 119 are Kenyans, Two Somali nationals, Two Tanzanians and one is an Eritrean national.
In terms of distribution, Mombasa recorded the highest number with 40 cases, followed by Nairobi with 38 cases and Busia with 26. Elgeiyo Marakwet also recorded a case raising the number of affected counties to 36.
In the last 24 hours, another 39 patients were discharged raising the number of recoveries to 592.
Four patients also succumbed to the disease bringing the number of fatalities to 78.
speaking during the daily briefing health CS Mutahi Kagwe revealed that the government has disbursed up to 5 billion to counties in the fight against Covid-19
“The government has disbursed Ksh. 5 billion to counties to boost preparedness of our health facilities in dealing with Covid-19. This is to establish a deeper relationship and understanding as we continue to fight this pandemic.” he said
In Mombasa 14 cases came from Mvita, 14 from Kisauni and 11 from Changamwe.
In Nairobi the highest number of the new cases came from Kibra and Kamukunji.
CS Kagwe further revealed that KNH and Mbagathi are almost full and the government is gearing towards releasing some asymptomatic patients to be treated at home under WHO’s home based protocol.
“We are reaching at a time when Mbagathi and Kenyatta University are getting full. MOH has home-based protocols, a time is coming when we have to change tack. We have learnt that we have been in school on how to manage and understand this disease” he said
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.