Kenya has recorded 72 new cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the number of confirmed cases in the country to 2093.
The new cases are part of 2892 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 82946 samples.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the new patients are aged between 11 and 73 years old.
The CAS further reiterated that companies need to ensure that truck drivers test for the disease, 48 hours before travelling to the entry/exit points.
“We insist that truck drivers are tested 48 hours before travelling so that we do not witness congestion on our border points.” he said
In terms of geographic distribution, Nairobi has 39 cases, Busia13, Mombasa 8, Kajiado 4, Migori 3, Kiambu and Garisa 2 while Kisumu had 1.
In Nairobi, Kibra recorded 16 cases, Ebakasi south 8, Ruaraka 5, Westlands 5, Lang’ata 2, Embakasi West, Starehe and Dagoretti North 1 case each.
out of the new cases 50 are male while 22 are females.
In the last 24 hours, Kenya also discharged 17 new patients raising the number of recoveries to 499.
The number of fatalities also rose to 71 after two more patients also succumbed to the disease.
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.