Kenya has recorded 104 new cases of Covid-19 number rises to 4478
Kenya has recorded another 104 new cases of the novel Covid-19 bringing to 4478 the total number of confirmed cases in the country.
The new cases are out of a cluster of 2820 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested a total of 136,361 samples.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said that all the 104 cases are Kenyans adding that they are aged between one and 76 years old.
In terms of distribution by Counties, Nairobi recorded the highest number of 60 followed by Mombasa county with 33, Kilifi 5, Kajiado 2 and Taita Taveta one case.
In Nairobi, the 60 cases are distributed as follows: Lang’ata 22, Kibra 19, Westland 11, Starehe 3, Dagoretti North 2, Embakasi South, Embakasi East and Kasarani one each.
36 more patients were also discharged in the last 24 hours raising the number of recoveries in the country to 1586.
On a sad note, two more patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours raising the number of fatalities in the country to 121.
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.