Covid-19: Kenya confirms 133 more patients raising the number to 3727
Kenya on Monday confirmed another 133 new cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the number of confirmed cases in the country to 3727.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briafing in Ol Kalou in Nyandarua county, Health CAS Mutahi Kagwe said the 133 are part of 3365 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
Kenya has so far tested a cumulative 118,701 samples since testing for the disease kicked off in the country.
Another 33 patients have also been discharged bringing to 1286 the total number of recoveries in the country.
On a sad note, Kenya also lost one more patient to the disease raising the number of fatalities in the country to 104.
CS Kagwe further lauded Nyandarua county for being among the 9 counties that are yet to report a case of the deadly disease in the country.
“I want to appeal to the people of Nyandarua to maintain this status. What happens elsewhere is that when you get one case, and then another, it grows exponentially and soon you start to hear the kind of numbers you’re hearing in Nairobi and elsewhere,” he added
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.