Kenya has recorded the highest number of fatalities from Covid-19 in a single day bringing the total number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country to 197.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Monday reported that another 12 people had succumbed to the deadly disease in the country.
“Today I am saddened to report that we have recorded the highest number of fatalities in the country in a single day. In the last 24 hours we have lost 12 patients all from Nairobi. Three actually died at home while the rest died at various hospitals.” he said
CS Kagwe further added that 189 Kenyans had tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours raising the number of confirmed infections in the country to 10,294.
The CS however sited power outage as the reason why a low sample was tested in the last 24 hours. The samples tested in 24 hours was 1205. Kenya has so far tested 216,242 total samples.
From the new cases, 106 are male while 83 are female. They are aged between five and 71 years old.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi recorded the highest number of cases at 147, Kiambu 20, Machakos 11, Kajiado 5 and Mombasa 2, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu, Laikipia and Kericho one case each.
In terms of distribution by Sub-county the Nairobi cases are from Dagoreti North 77, Embakasi East 10, Madaraka 10, Kibra and Embakasi South 9, Embakasi West 6, Langata 4, Kamukunji and Kasarani 2 cases each while Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central and Embakasi North have one 1 case.
In Kiambu all the cases are Kiambu Town 6 while Kikuyu, Kabete, Kiambaa, Ruiru and Thika have two cases each.
In the last 24 hours 65 more patients were also discharged from various facilities across the country raising the number of recoveries to 2946.
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.