Kenya on Monday recorded the highest number of deaths from the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.The total number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country is now at 238.
During the daily Covid-19 briefing, Health CAS, Dr. Rashid Aman said that the country has lost 19 patients from the disease in the last 24 hours.
“This sadly is the highest number of deaths reported in a single day.” he said
The CAS further announced that 418 more patients have tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours.The number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 13,771.
“This figures should worry anyone… Some people do not believe the seriousness of this disease…. Let’s not behave like the doubting Thomas’s….We must adhere to the containment measures,” he said.
The new cases are from a cluster of 2474 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a cumulative total of 246,361 samples.
Out of the 418 new cases, 408 are Kenyans while 10 are foreign nationals. 263 are male while 165 are female.
“The youngest is once again a one year old while the oldest is 86 years of age.” CAS Aman added
In terms of distribution by counties, Nairobi recorded 292, Kiambu 54, Machakos 28, Kajiado 13, Mombasa 6, Nakuru , Narok and Meru 5 each, Kitui 3, Nyandarua 2 while Busia, Garisa and Isiolo recorded one case each.
In the last 24 hours also, another 494 patients were discharged. 465 of these are from home based care while 29 are from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries from Covid-19 in the country now stands at 5616
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.