Covid-19: Kenya confirms 152 new cases number rises to 3457
Kenya has recorded another 152 cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3457.
The new cases are from 3503 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 112,171 samples since testing began in the country.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said all 152 cases are Kenyans aged between 2 years and 65 years old. 116 out of the new cases are male while 36 are female.
At the same time, Kenya has recorded another 57 discharges, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 1221.
On a sad note however, four more patients succumbed to the disease in the country, raising the number of fatalities to 100.
In terms of distribution Nairobi recorded 70 cases, Mombasa 41, Busia 16, Kiambu 9, Kajiado 4, Machakos and Migori 3, Kisumu 2 while Taita Taveta, Narok, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu had one case each.
In Nairobi, the cases are from Embakasi (21), Starehe (9), Makadara and Kamukunji (6) cases each, Kibra (5), Mathare (4), Dagoretti North and Embakasi West (3) cases each, Embakasi East, Roysambu, Langata, Kasarani and Westlands (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central and Embakasi North (1) case each.
In Mombasa, the cases are distributed as follows: Nyali (14), Mvita (10), Likoni (7), Kisauni (6) and Changamwe (4).
All the 16 new cases recorded in Busia are truck drivers.
In Kiambu county, the cases are distributed as follows: Ruiru (6), Thika (2) and Kikuyu (1).
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.