Kenya’s Covid-19 cases hit 11,252 after 461 people tested positive
Kenya on Wednesday confirmed 461 more cases of COVID-19 raising the number of confirmed infections recorded in the country so far to 11,252.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Health CAS, Dr. Rashid Aman said that the new cases are from a sample size of 4,261 tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested 225,495 samples.
Of the 461 new cases, 432 are Kenyans and 29 foreigners and they are all aged between 1 and 86 years.
In the lats 24 hours, 51 more patients were also discharged bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 3068.
On a sad note however, another seven more patients also succumbed to the disease raising the number of fatalities to 209.
In terms of distribution, the new cases are from Nairobi (248) followed by Machakos (97), Kiambu (20), Kajiado (15), Migori (14), Busia (12), Nakuru (11), Laikipia (7), Nyeri (7), Kilifi (6), Lamu (4), Uasin Gishu (4), Kakamega (3), Kisii (3) Kisumu (2), Makueni (2), Mombasa (1) and Taita Taveta (1).
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.