Covid-19: Kenya records highest number of single day recoveries at 570
Kenya on Thursday recorded the highest number of recoveries from the novel Covid-19 raising the total number of recoveries from the deadly disease in the country to 3638.
Speaking during the County tour in Nakuru, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that Kenya had recorded a total of 570 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
512 were from home based care while 58 were from various health care facilities in the country.
In the same time frame, the country recorded 421 new cases of the disease raising the country’s total to 11,673.
The new cases are from 3,895 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 230,096 samples.
Out of the new cases, 409 are Kenyans while 12 of them are foreign nationals. 297 of them are male while 124 are femae.
The youngest from the 421 new cases is one year old while the oldest is 93 years.
CS Kagwe said Nairobi continues to lead in the affected counties followed by Mombasa and Kiambu county.
On a sad note, the country lost eight more patients to the deadly disease bringing to 217 the total number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country.
CS Kagwe also cautioned Kenyans against believing that the country was re-opened because we have beat the pandemic.
“Assume that the next person standing next to you is positive..You may not see it but let’s just assume. We need to be careful.” he said
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.