Kenya records 59 new cases of Covid-19 number now stands at 4797
Kenya has recorded 59 new cases of Covid-19, bringing to 4,797 the number of cases reported in the country.
Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi reported on Monday that the new cases are from 2, 354 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested142, 366.
“Today we have recorded 59 positive cases, from 2,354 samples tested in the last 24 hours,” she said
Of the new cases, 47 are male and 12 are female. They are aged between seven and 67 years old.
73 more people were also discharged in the last 24 hours raising the number of recoveries to 1680.
Two more patients also succumbed to the disease bringing to 125 the number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi reported 28 cases, Mombasa 21, Kilifi 3, Kiambu and Machakos 2 cases each, as Kisii, Bungoma and Uasin Gishu recorded 1 case each.
In Nairobi, the cases are from Dagoretti North with 7 cases, Kibra 5, Embakasi East 4, Embakasi North and Westlands 3 cases each, Embakasi West and Embakasi Central 2 cases each, Roysambu and Makadara have 1 case each.
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.