Kenya’s coronavirus cases on Saturday rose to 5,811 after 278 more patients tested positive for the disease in the country.
Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said the new cases are from 4,074 samples tested within the last 24 hours.
Of the new cases 276 are Kenyans while two are foreign nationals. Dr. Mwangangi further said that the new cases are made up of 181 males and 97 females aged between one and 84 years.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi has 171, Mombasa (37), Nakuru (17), Kiambu (12), Busia (10), Uasin Gishu (9), Kajiado (4), Migori (3), Kericho (2), Machakos (2), Nandi (2), Trans Nzoia (2), Siaya (1), Taita Taveta (1), Kwale (1), Kisumu (1), Makueni (1), Meru (1) and Vihiga (1).
In Nairobi, the cases are from Westlands (34), Lang’ata (28), Dagoretti North (17), Makadara (16), Kibra (11), Embakasi East (10), Kasarani (9), Embakasi South (8), Kamukunji (8), Starehe (6), Embakasi West (5), Dagoretti South (5), Embakasi Central (4), Roysambu (4), Mathare (3), Ruaraka (2) and Embakasi North (1).
In the same time frame 31 more patients were also discharged, raising the number of recoveries to 1936.
Four more patients also succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours raising the number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country to 141.
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.