Kenya records 254 new cases of Covid-19 number rises to 5206
Kenya on Wednesday recorded 254 new cases of Covid-19 as reported by health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi. The number of confirmed cases in the country is now at 5206.
The new cases are from a cluster of 4, 859 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a cumulative 151, 361 samples.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Dr. Mwangangi further said that two more patients had also succumbed to the disease, raising the total number of fatalities in the country to 130.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi recorded 127 cases, Mombasa (36), Migori (29), Kajiado (22), Kiambu (12), Busia (9), Uasin Gishu (5), Murang’a (3), Machakos (2), Kilifi (2), Nakuru, (1), Siaya (1), Taita Taveta (1), Garissa, (1), Isiolo (1), Kakamega, (1), Kisii (1).
The Nairobi cases were recorded in various areas such as Westlands (32), Dagoretti North (18), Lang’ata (16), Kamukunji (14), Embakasi East (12).
The Mombasa infections were confirmed in the sub-counties of Mvita (11), Jomvu (8), Kisauni (5), Likoni (5).
At the same time, 41 more patients were also discharged from the hospital, raising the number of recoveries to 1823.
All the positive cases are Kenyans, with 186 being males and 68 females. The youngest is aged four years while the oldest is 92 years old.
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.