Kenya has recorded a total of 95 new cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the total number of reported cases in the country to 2862.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya house, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that the 95 are part of the 1096 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a cumulative 98439 samples since the disease was first reported in the country.
In the same time frame, Kenya discharged another 97 patients raising the number of recoveries from the disease to 849. This is the highest number of recoveries recorded thus far.
The new patients are aged between one and 72 years of age.92 are Kenyans while 3 are foreign nationals.
In terms of distribution Mombasa had the highest number with 56, followed by Nairobi with 13, Busia 10, Kajiado 6, Kilifi 3, Nyeri 3 while Kitui, Garisa, Kwale and Marsabi had one case each. Marsabit is the latest county to report a case raising the number of affected counties to 38.
In Mombasa 22 of the cases are from Mvita, 13 Changamwe, 7 Nyali, 6 Kisauni, 5 from Likoni and 3 from Jomvu.
In Nairobi, Kibra had 10 while Lang’ata, Kasarani and Dagoretti North had 1 each.
The three cases from Nyeri are all healthcare workers.
In terms of gender 57 of the new cases are male while the remaining 38 are female.
On a sad note, the number of fatalities also rose to 85 after another patient from Nairobi succumbed to the disease.
CAS Aman reiterated the new guidelines from World Health Organization requiring people above the age of 60 and those with pre-existing conditions to wear an N95 mask at all times they are out in public.
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.