Kenya on Tuesday recorded 176 new cases of the novel Covid-19 bringing to 6366 the total number of confirmed cases in the country .
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that the new cases are part of 2419 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested 169,836 samples.
“All the new cases are Kenyans and 100 are male and 76 are female. The youngest is a three year old while the oldest is 78 years old.” Dr. Aman said
In terms of distribution, the new cases are from Nairobi 99, Mombasa 20, Kiambu 17, Migori 13, Uasin Gishu 10, Kajiado 4, Kilifi 3, Machakos 2, Narok 1, Kakamega 1 and Kisumu 1.
26 more patients have also been discharged raising the number of recoveries in the country to 2039.
On a sad note, four more patients have succumbed to Covid-19 raising the number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country to 148.
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.