Covid-19: Kenya confirms 90 new cases discharges 72 more patients
Kenya has recorded 90 new cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the number of confirmed cases in the country to 3305.
The new cases are from a cluster of 2419 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a cumulative 108,666 samples.
The new cases are all Kenyans aged between 14 and 80 years. 62 are Male while 28 are female.
72 more patients were also discharged in the last 24 hours raising the number of recoveries to 1164.
On a sad note however, Kenya lost four more patients. This now brings the total number of fatalities to 96.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi recorded 36 cases, Mombasa 34, Busia 12, Uasin Gishu 3 while Kilifi, Garisa, Meru and Turukana counties recorded one case each.
In Nairobi, Kibra recorded 12 cases, Makadara and Mathare 5 each,Kamukunji 4,Langata 3, Westlands and Embakasi Central 2 each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi West and Embakasi South 1 each
In Mombasa, the new cases are from Mvita (14); Kisauni (8); Likoni, Jomvu and Changamwe had 4 cases 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.