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Kenya records 278 new cases of Covid-19


Kenya on Wednesday recorded 278 new cases of Covid-19 raising the country’s confirmed cases so far to 8528.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases are from a sample size of 3053 samples. The country has so far tested a total of 196,508 samples.

89 more patients have also  been discharged from various health facilities within the same period, bringing the number of recoveries  to 2,593.

On a sad note however two more patients succumbed to the disease in the country raising the number of fatalities to 169.

CS Kagwe spoke when he toured Makueni to assess their COVID-19 preparedness saying the county had recorded 44 cases from the 278.


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.