Kenya has recorded 133 new cases of Covid-19 raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3860.
The new cases are part of the 3255 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 121,956 samples.
Of the new cases 88 are male while 45 are female.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House, health CS Mutahi Kagwe noted that the trend where men have been testing positive than women has continued.
“This trend where we have more men testing positive than women has continued and we need to understand why this is happening. Naturally women are more cautious and I think it is a behavioural issue. I would therefore like to advice men to change our behavior and be a little cautious.” he said
Kenya has also discharged another 40 patients raising the number of recoveries to 1326. On a sad not however one patient also succumbed to the disease bringing to 105 the number of fatalities in the country.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi recorded 86 cases, Mombasa 27, Kiambu 7, Busia 5, Murang’a, Kilifi, Kajiado and Migori recorded two cases while Machakos and Murang’a had one case each.
In Nairobi, Westlands recorded 13 cases, Embakasi 10, Makadara 9, Lang’ata 8, Embakasi East and oysambu 5 and Starehe 4.
In Mombasa the cases are from Mvita 16, kisauni 6 and Nyali 3
CS Kagwe further extended the operation hours for restaurants from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
“We have extended the restaurant operation hours to 7:30 pm to allow even those on their way home to be able to grab some food as they go home but this does not mean that bars are open.Even as we extend the operating hours, restaurants must continue to adhere to the set guidelines on the Ministry of Health’s website. Failure to adhere to the guidelines then we shall revoke their operating license permanently.” he added
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.