Kenya on Friday recorded 389 more cases of Covid-19 raising the country’s total to 12,062.
Speaking while on a tour of health facilities in Murang’a county, health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases are from 3545 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
Of the new cases, 389 are Kenyans while four are foreign nationals. 260 of them are male while 129 are female.
“The youngest is a five month old infant while the oldest is a 95 year old.” CS Kagwe said.
CS Kagwe further said that five more patients had succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.Four of the cases had underlying conditions ranging from diabetes and hypertension. The number of fatalities in the country currently stands at 222.
In the same briefing, Acting director general for health Dr. Patrick Amoth said another 345 patients had been discharged from various facilities and home based care. The total number of recoveries now stands at 3983.
“Today we have discharged 345 people, 134 from hospitals and 211 from home based care. So far no one has died from the virus from the home based care program” Dr. Amoth Said
CS Kagwe also revealed that the Kenyan government has sought the services of 20 Cuban doctors to help in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The doctors will arrive into the country on Thursday night and will be stationed at the Kenyatta University Hospital for the next 6 months.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respira
tory 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.