Kenya has recorded another 120 cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 6190.
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman on Monday said that the new cases are from a cluster of 2221 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 167,417 samples.
“All except 5 of the new cases are male, with 84 being male while 36 are female. The youngest is 6 years while the oldest is 83 years old” Dr. Aman said
In terms of distribution by county, Nairobi recorded 67 cases ,Mombasa 17, Kajiado 9, Machakos 9, Kiambu 8 Uasin Gishu 4, Nakuru, Kilifi and Narok 2
In Nairobi the cases are from Westlands 12, Dagoretti North and Lang’ata 11, Kibra 6, Makadara, Starehe 4, Kamukunji 3, Embakasi and Mathare 2 and Umoja 1.
In the last 24 hours also, another 42 patients have also been discharged raising the total number of recoveries from Covid-19 in the country to 2013.
On a sad note one more patient also succumbed to the disease in the country bringing to 144 the total number of fatalities in the country.
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.