COVID-19: Kenya Records the Highest number of cases, number rises to 1471
Kenya has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country since the first cases was reported in the country.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the country has recorded 123 new cases raising the number of cases to 1471.
The new cases are out of a cluster of 3077 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
Out of the new cases, 78 are male while 45 are females. They are aged from one year and above.
Out of the 123 new cases 85 are from Nairobi, 24 from Mombasa, Kiambu 4, Kisumu 2.
In the Nairobi cases 33 are from Mathare, Kibra 14, Embakasi west 12, Embakasi Central 4.
In Mombasa, Mvita and Changamwe recorded the highest numbers with 9 and 11 respectively.
The two cases in Nairobi are from quarantine facilities and are imports from Nairobi and were part of the mourners who traveled for a burial.
Three more people have died of Covid-19, raising the number to 55. All of the patients had pre-existing conditions with two having diabetes and one had hypertension.
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.