COVID-19: Kenya records 15 new cases, three more deaths

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Kenya has recorded 15 new cases of the novel COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 715.

The 15 are part of the 978 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, Health CAS, Dr Rashid Aman said that 14 out of the 15 cases are Kenyans while one is a Rwandese national.

The new cases are aged between 1 and 8 months old to 62 years of age.

Of the new patients, 10 are males while five are females.

The CAS further revealed that two Tanzanians also tested positive at the Isibania border where they were subjected to testing before they enter the country. The two tested positive on the Tanzanian side of the border.

In terms of counties, 7 of the new cases are from Mombasa,Three from Migori, Two from Wajir and one each from Nairobi, Machakos and Kiambu.

The cases from Mombasa are from Mvita (5), Jomvu and Kisauni (1) while the case in Nairobi is from Githurai 44.

In the last 24 hours, 8 more patients have been  discharged raising the number of recoveries to 259.

The CAS also revealed that Kenya has lost three more patients bringing the number of deaths in the country form COVID-19 to 36.

” Unfortunately we have lost 3 more patients,  two of these died at home, while one passed on at the hospital. We send our sincere condolences to the families.” Dr Aman said

As the world also marks the world nurses’ day, CAS Aman further sent out an appreciation message to nurses and the medical practitioners in the country.

“We continue to appreciate our health workers for the tough work that they are doing in the fight against COVID-19.” 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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