COVID-19: Kenya records 22 new cases total rises to 737
Kenya has recorded 22 new cases of the novel COVID-19 bringing the total number of reported cases in the country to 737.
The 22 are part of the 1516 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, Health CAS, Dr Rashid Aman said that 21 out of the 22 cases are Kenyans while one is a Ugandan national.
The new cases are aged between 20 years old and 81 years of age.
Of the new patients, 17 are males while five are females.
The CAS further revealed that 23 Tanzanians also tested positive at the Namanga border where the ministry has been conducting mandatory testing before entry into the country. The 23 are part of 25 positive cases that were identified at the border point. The remaining two are a Ugandan national and a Rwandese national.
In terms of counties, 10 of the new cases are from Nairobi, 8 from Mombasa, three form Kajiado and one from Bomet.
In the last 24 hours, 22 more patients have been discharged raising the number of recoveries in the country to 281.
In the last 24 hours, Kenya has also lost four patients to the pandemic raising the number of deaths to 40. Three of the victims are from Nairobi while one is from Mombasa
So far 20 counties have been affected by the pandemic, Bomet being the latest to report a case
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.