Kenya records highest Covid-19 cases raising the total numbers to 6673
Kenya has recorded the highest numbers of new Covid-19 cases after 307 more people tested positive for the pandemic. The current numbers now stands at 6673.
The new cases are from a cluster of 3591 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 173,355 samples.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya house, health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said 289 from the new cases are Kenyans while 18 are foreign nationals.
“Of the new cases .215 are male while 92 are female. They are aged between one and 81 years old.” CAS Aman said
In the last 24 hours, Kenya has also discharged 50 more patients bringing to 2089 the total number of recoveries from Covid-19 in the country.
One more patient also succumbed to the disease raising the number of fatalities from Covid-19 to 159.
In terms of distribution by county, Nairobi had the highest number of 154, Mombasa 38, Machakos 33, Kiambu 20, Narok 20,Kajiado 14 and Busia 10. Others counties that have reported new cases include Kericho (4); Makueni and Nakuru 5 cases each; Kilifi, Kisumu, Kitui and Uasin Gishu 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.