Covid-19: Kenya discharges highest number of 54 patients after recovering
Kenya on Wednesday reported 123 new cases of Covid-19 raising the number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 2216.
The 123 are part of the 2112 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 85058 samples
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that the country has recorded the highest number of discharges since the first case was reported in the country.
The CAS further said that Kenyans have gone back to the old ways abandoning all directives and risking their lives.
“We have discharged a total of 54 patients in the last 24 hours raising the total number of our recoveries in the country to 553. Even as we celebrate these recoveries, I want to reiterate the importance of adhering to the set directives. When you walk in the CBD you get the feeling that things are slowly going back to normal yet this is not the case. Kenyans are throwing all caution to the wind in regards to social distancing. This is flirting with danger. I want to appeal to Kenyans to follow the set directives until such a time when they will be relaxed ” he said
90 out of the new cases are male while 33 are female. The new cases are aged between 8 and 84 years of age.
Kenya has also lost three patients to the disease raising the number of fatalities to 74. The three are all male aged 12 years, 41 and 71 years old. Two of them are from Nairobi and one from Nyeri.
“Among the patients was a 12 year old boy who tested positive for covid-19 posthumously” said Aman.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi has 44 cases, Mombasa 34,Busia 20, Uasin Gishu 12, Kiambu 3, Kajiado 3, Nyeri 3, Kilifi 2 while Garisa and Laikipia both had one case each.
In Nairobi Kibra recorded 10 cases, Westlands 9, Dagoretti North 4, Embakasi West 4, Embakasi South 3,Makadara 3 while Ruaraka and Kamukunji had one case 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.