Kenya on Saturday recorded the highest number of Covid-19 infections since the disease was reported in the country in early March.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe revealed that a total of 688 people had tested positive raising the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 12, 750.
The new cases are out of 4, 522 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The Country’s cumulative samples tested so far rose to 238,163.
The new patients include 425 males and 263 females, with the youngest of them being 7 months old and the oldest 95 years.
450 more patients were also discharged after they recovered from the disease within the last 24 hours. 401 of them were under home-based care while another 56 being discharged from various health facilities. The number of recoveries in the country now stands at 4,440
Three more patients however also succumbed to the disease, hence the country now has 225 fatalities.
Nairobi Metropolitan area still leads in the number of infections with 7,298 so far followed by Mombasa (1,812), and Kiambu (725).
Speaking in Embu County, CS Kagwe urged Kenyans to undertake the collective responsibility of combating the spread of COVID-19 more seriously
“You save me, I save you. Wewe niokoe, na mimi nikuokoe; let’s save each other, take the responsibility of saving your friend, your child, your parents, when you go very close to somebody and you don’t know whether you’re positive or negative, then you’re not saving them.” CS Kagwe said
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.