Kenya’s Covid-19 cases cross the 8000 mark after 181 test positive
Kenya on Monday crossed the 8000 mark in the Covid-19 numbers after 181 more people tested positive for the disease in the country.The number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 8,067.
In a statement sent out to newsrooms, Health CAS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases are out of a cluster of 2,131 samples tested within the last 24 hours. Kenya has thus far tested a cumulative 191,394 samples.
The new cases include 179 Kenyans and two foreigners. They include 123 males and 58 females aged between four months and 79 years old.
In terms of distribution by counties, Nairobi recorded 134 cases, Kiambu (19), Mombasa (9), Kajiado (6), Machakos (6), Lamu (3), Murang’a (2), Uasin Gishu (1), and Kirinyaga (1).
In Nairobi the cases are from Dagoretti North (21), Embakasi East (21), Embakasi South (16), Westlands (11), Starehe (9), Mathare (8), Roysambu (8), Lang’ata (6), Embakasi Central (5), Embakasi West (5), Kasarani (5), Makadara (5), Kibra (4), Dagoretti South (3), Embakasi North (3), Kamukunji (3), and Ruaraka (1).
In Kiambu, the 19 cases are in Thika (7), Limuru (3), Ruiru (3), Kabete (2), Kiambu Town (2), Juja (1), and Kikuyu (1) while the nine cases in Mombasa are in Jomvu (3), Kisauni (2), Mvita (2), Likoni (1), and Nyali (1).
Four patients also succumbed to the novel coronavirus in various facilities, bringing to 164 the total number of fatalities in the country.
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.