Kenya’s COVID-19 cases shoot to 411 after 15 people test positive
Kenya has recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of reported cases in the country to 411.
Out of the new cases eight are female and seven are male. 11 out of the 15 are from Mombasa and Wajir has also reported a second case
The 15 are out of 1,434 samples which were tested in the last 24 hours.
Speaking during the daily briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the number of recoveries also shot to 150 after another six people recovered from the disease.
The CS further added that Kenya has lost another four patients bringing the number of deaths in the country to 21.
In Africa, the COVID-19 has infected at least 39,910 and killed over 1,640, according to Worldometer’s count on May 1.
Since the first case was reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, at least 3,322,814 people worldwide had been infected by May 1.
The total number of deaths worldwide was 234,408 and that of recoveries at 1,050,408.
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.