COVID-19: Cases Rise to 435 after 24 people test Positive
Kenya’s COVID-19 cases have shot to 435 after 24 people tested positive in the last 24 hours.
Speaking during the daily briefing Health CAS, Mercy Mwangangi said that the ministry had tested 1,194 samples in the last 24 hours from which the 24 people were identified.
10 of the new cases are from Eastleigh and seven from Kawangware, five from Mombasa and the last two from Kuria West who had a history of travel from Tanzania
CAS Mwangangi furthere revealed that Kenya had lost another patient from the pandemic, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 22. The patient was 51 years old.
Out of the new cases, 10 are males while 14 are females.
There are now 152 recoveries after two more people were discharged.
The CAS also added that the issue of the quarantine system should now become a serious issue now that the country is recording surging numbers of infections.
“The Ministry of Health is reviewing home-based care quarantine mechanisms and we shall soon be able to issue specific guidelines to how this will be undertaken,” she said
According to Director-General Patrick Amoth, the number of active cases in the country are currently 214.
One of the patients is currently in critical care and under ventilatory support at the Kenyatta University teaching Research and referral hospital.
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.