COVID-19: Kenya records 28 new cases number rises to 700
Kenya has recorded 28 new cases bringing the number of reported cases in the country to 700.
The 28 are part of a cluster of 841 samples tested in the last 24 hours
Out of the 28, Ten are from Mombasa, Seven from Kajiado, 7 from Nairobi and two from Wajir.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing at Afya house, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that nine out of the new cases are Kenyan truck drivers who travelled back from Tanzania.
“The 9 cases from Kajiado are all Kenyan track drivers returning from Tanzania. They were tested at Namanga. While we test Kenyans who are returning to the country we also test those Tanzanian driver who want to enter Kenya. Yesterday Five Tanzanian drivers who were travelling to Kenya tested positive and the ministry had to relay the information to the Tanzanian government.” CAS Aman said.
The CAS further announced 12 new recoveries bringing the total number of those who have recovered in the country to 251.
Another patient from Nairobi also succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities to 33.
The cases from Nairobi are from Kenyatta National hospital ( 3). Embakasi (2), and one each from Kibra and Pumwani.
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.