Covid-19: Kenya confirms 183 new cases, 3 more deaths

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Kenya on Monday confirmed 183 new cases of Covid-19 raising the number of confirmed cases in the country to 8250.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases are from a low sample size of 2061 tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 193,455 samples.

The new cases include 177 Kenyans and six foreigners.

“119 of the new cases are male while 64 are female.The youngest is four years old while the oldest is  79 years old.” CS Kagwe said

In terms of distribution Nairobi reported 100 cases,Machakos 37, Kiambu 14, Mombasa 13, Kajiado 11, Nakuru 5 and Busia 3.

In Nairobi the cases are from Westlands 30, Kibra 20,Dagoreti North 17, Lang’ata 8, Embakasi East and South, Starehe and Makadara 5 while the rest are distributed in areas like Kamukunji, Roysambu  and Ruaraka.

In the last 24 hours, 90 patients have also been discharged bringing to 2504 the total number of recoveries reported in the country.

On a sad note, three more patients also succumbed to the disease bringing to 167 the total number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country.

As the country begins a phased re-opening of the economy, CS Kagwe called on Kenyans to remain vigilant in the fight against the deadly disease by observing the set guidelines.

“As we start this new phase in the fight against Covid-19. I want to appeal to everyone to please excersise individual responsibility.” he said

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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