Covid-19: Kenya records 127 new cases and 3 more deaths

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Kenya on Tuesday recorded another 127 new cases of Covid-19 raisng the number of positive cases in the country to 2989.

The new cases are part of 2247 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Speaking during the daily briefing, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that Kenya has also discharged 24 more patients raising the number of recoveries to 873.

The new cases are aged between three weeks and 72 year of age. 124 are Kenyans while three are foreign nationals living in Kenya.

Of the new cases 84 are male while 43 are female.

In terms of distribution, 62 cases are from Nairobi, Mombasa 34, Busia 14, Machakos 4,Bungoma 3 while Kwale and Uasin Gishu have one each.

The cases in Nairobi are distributed in Kibra 21, Westlands 14, Ruaraka 12, Kamukunji 5, Langata 4, Dagoretti North 3 while Makadara , Embakasi South  and Embakasi West had one case each.

Mombasa cases are from Mvita (8), Nyali (7), Changamwe (6), Jomvu (6), Kisauni (4) and Likoni (3).

Busia’s 14 cases are all truck drivers at the Malaba point of entry. In Kiambu, Thika reported 2 cases while Ruiru and Kikuyu have 1 case each.

On a sad note, Kenya lost three more patients to Covid-19 raising the number of fatalities to 88.

The CAS also said that so far 72 healthcare workers have been infected with the Covid-19 but at the moment only 19 are being treated at different facilities after the others recovered.

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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