Covid-19: Kenya records 268 new cases 20 discharges
Kenyas Covid-19 numbers has rises to 6941 after 268 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.
During the daily briefing on Covid-19, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that the new cases are from a cluster of 2704 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 176, 659 samples.
Out of the new infections, 259 are Kenyan citizens while nine are foreigners.
“160 are male while 108 are female. The youngest is one year old while the oldest is 80 years old.” said Dr. Aman
In the last 24 hours 20 more patients were also discharged, raising the number of recoveries to 2109.
On a sad note, three more patients also died from the deadly disease bringing to 152 the total number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country.
Distribution in counties is as follows: Nairobi 175, Mombasa 28, Busia 18, Kiambu 11, Kajiado 9, Migori 9, Uasin Gishu 8, Machakos 6, Narok 2, Makueni 1 and Muranga 1.
The Nairobi cases are from areas like Dagoreti North 34, Kibra 29, Lang’ata 28 among other areas.
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.