Covid-19: Kenya confirms 121 new cases number shoots to 3215
Kenya has recorded another 121 new cases of Covid-19 raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3215.
The new cases are part of a cluster of 3, 291 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.
Through a statement sent to media houses on Thursday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said a total of 106, 247 tests have been conducted to date.
115 of the new cases are Kenyans while 6 are foreign nationals.
Of the new cases, 92 are male while 29 are female. The youngest is a four-month-old baby while the oldest is 86 years. 44 more patients were also discharged raising the number of recoveries to 1, 092.
In Nairobi the cases are distributed in Kibra (18), Westlands (9), Kamukunji (4), Ruaraka (4) Dagoretti North (3), Embakasi Central, Embakasi West and Langata (2) cases each and Kasarani, Roysambu, Starehe and Makadara (1) case each.
In Mombasa, the cases are spread in Likoni (7), Mvita (5), Kisauni (3), Jomvu and Chamgamwe (2) cases each and Nyali (1).
In Kajiado, the (5) cases are distributed in Kajiado East (3) and Kajiado Central (2). All 37 cases in Busia are truck drivers who tested positive at the Malaba border point.
Kenya also lost three more patients raising to 92 the number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country.
In terms of distribution , Nairobi has 49, Busia 37, Mombasa 20, Kajiado 5, Migori 4, Kiambu and Kilifi 2 cases each, while Muranga and Nyeri had one case each.
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.