COVID-19: Cases shoot to 1745, four patients succumb to the disease

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Kenya’s Covid-19 cases have shot to 1745 after 125 people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours.

The new cases are part of the 3,831 samples tested over the last 24 hours. So far Kenya has tested a cumulative 74,003 samples.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, health CAS Mercy Mwangangi also reported that Kenya has lost another three patients raising the number of deaths to 62. All four patients are from Mombasa county.

At the same time, 17 more patients were discharged after recovering from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 438

In terms of geographic distribution, Nairobi has 76 cases, Mombasa (19), Busia (16), Uasin Gishu (8), Kiambu (2), Kajiado (5) and Isiolo (1).

In Nairobi, the cases are distributed in the following estates.  Kibra had the highest number of cases at 49, Ruaraka (13), Makadara (4), Westlands (4), Langata (2), while Embaksi West, Kasarani, Dagoretti North and Starehe recorded one case each.

The 19 cases in Mombasa are distributed in Kisauni (7), Mvita (6), Nyali (3), Likoni (2) and Jomvu (1).

COVID-19 MTAANI

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.

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