COVID-19: Kenya confirms 134 new cases number rises to 2474
Kenya has confirmed another 134 new cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the total number of confirmed cases to 2474.
The 134 are part of 3177 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested 90875 total sample.
Out of the new cases, 131 are Kenyans while three are foreign Nationals.
In terms of distribution Mombasa has 67 Nairobi 31, Busia 15, Machakos 5, Taita Taveta 4, kilifi and Nakuru had 2 cases while Garissa, Murang’a, Kisumu, Uasin-Gishu and Kajiado counties had one case each.
In Nairobi, the 31 cases were discovered in Kibra (19), Westlands (7), Madaraka (3), Ruaraka, Kasarani and Embakasi South recorded a single case each.
In Mombasa, the 67 cases were drawn from Kisauni (25), Jomvu (12), Changamwe and Mvita with ten each, and Likoni (1).
98 of the new cases are male while 36 are female. They are aged between 6 and 70 years old.
51 more patients were also discharged in the last 24 hours raising the number of recoveries to 643.
On a sad not however, Kenya lost one more patient to the disease, raising the number of fatalities from Covid-19 to 79.
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.