COVID-19: Kenya’s numbers rise to 1962 as 74 more patients test positive
Kenya on Sunday confirmed 74 new cases of the novel Covid-19 raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1962.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the new cases are part of 1574 samples tested in the last 24 hours.Kenya has so far tested a total of 78,536 samples.
In terms of distribution, Nairobi recorded the highest numbers with 35,Mombasa 23, Busia 6, Kiambu 2, Kwale 2, Kajiado 2, while Kilifi , Uasin Gishu , Taita Taveta and Laikipia all had one case.
Taita Taveta becomes the latest county to report a positive case of coronavirus.So far 34 counties have reported cases of the disease.
One more patient also succumbed to the disease raising the number of fatalities to 64. The patient was from Kayole.
14 people have however been discharged bringing total number of recoveries to 478.
On Sunday, Dr. Aman also revealed that Nairobi Remand Prison accounted for a large number of the Makadara cases on Saturday.
“We will continue to watch and work with the correctional departments to look at all the remand prisons,” he said,
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.