Kenya has recorded 497 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 10,791.
Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said the new cases are from a sample size of 4922.
480 of the new positive cases are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners, with 318 being male and 179 females.
Nairobi recorded the highest number of cases with 292, Kiambu 62, Kajiado 51, Machakos 30, Mombasa 28, Busia 10, Uasin Gishu 8, Nakuru 5, Makueni 3, Narok, Nyeri, and Meru 2 cases each. Kakamega, Kericho, Kilifi, Laikipia and Nandi recorded a case each.
71 more patients were also discharged from various facilities in the last 24 hours raising the number of recoveries to 3017.
“I am delighted to inform you that today, 71 people have been discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 3, 017 and we thank our healthcare workers for this achievements, “ said Dr. Mwangangi.
Kenya also lost five more patients to the disease in the last 24 hours raising to 202 the 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.