Kenya has recorded 25 new cases of the novel COVID-19 bringing the total number of reported cases in the country to 607.
Speaking during the daily briefing at Afya house, Health CAS, Rashid Aman said that of the new cases, 22 are Kenyans, One is a Ugandan, one a Tanzanian and one is a Chinese national.
In terms of distribution 17 are from Nairobi, Two from Wajir , Two from Kajiado, and one each from Isiolo, Mombasa and Migori
Out of the 17 cases in Nairobi, Nine are from Eastleigh, two from Kawangware, Parklands two, South C one, Juja 1 and Riruta one.
Out of the 25 news cases, 21 are male while 4 are females.
The CAS furher revealed that Kenya has also recorded 7 more recoveries bringing the total number of recoveries to 197.
In the last 24 hours, Kenya has also lost three more patients, raising the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country to 29.
Meanwhile, the CAS further sent out a warning to those fleeing Eastleigh and Old Town area in Mombasa following the lock down directive issued by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday.
“We are appealing to these families. For those welcoming those members, you are placing yourself in danger. Those within these areas, please remain in there, If you are infected unknowingly, then you have spread the disease. By moving out there, there is a chance that you are a carrier. You must assume that you are a carrier.” CAS Aman said.
The new cases are out of the 632 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
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.