Kenya’s Covid-19 numbers hit 9726 as 278 more test positive
COVID-19 cases in Kenya have hit 9,726 after 278 more people tested positive for the deadly disease in the last 24 hours.
Health CAS mercy Mwangangi said the latest cases are from a sample size of 1,403. Kenya has so far tested a total of 207,987 samples.
In terms of age, the youngest is a one year old while the oldest is 56 years old.
Nairobi and Mombasa continue to lead with highest number of infection with 5,350 and 1,722 cases respectively.
“As we open the borders there is a likelihood of increase in numbers. Many Kenyans are adhering to the set guidelines but there is not much that the government can do to everyone adhere to the rules,” CAS Mwangangi said
CAS Mwangangi also announced that three more patients had succcumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours raising the number of fatalities from Covid-19 in the country to 184.
99 people have also been discharged in the last 24 hours: the total number of recoveries now stands at 2,832.
“We want to appreciate our healthcare workers as they fight this pandemic, during this hard times. It is now our responsibility to ensure that the virus is contained by observing the measures in place,” Dr. Mwangangi added.
Mwangangi was speaking from Kwale County where the Ministry of Health camped for two days to survey the level of preparedness in the county hospitals.
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.