Covid-19: Cases near the 20,000 mark after 788 people test positive

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Health CAS Rashid Aman. Photo/courtesy

Kenya has recorded a further 788 Coronavirus cases, bringing the total umber of positive cases to 19,913. Speaking on Thursday, Health CAS Rashid Aman said 5,521 samples have been test din the last 24 hours, with the cumulative tests conducted so far at 295,280. 785 of the new cases are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners. 745 are males while 313 are females. CAS Aman said although the real reason why more men are infected with Covid-19 than women around the world, the reason may be linked to poor dietary and lifestyle choices by men. He said the daily dietary choices contribute to the state of one’s immune system.

He urged Kenyans to focus on healthy food, including vegetables and fruits, and ensure they consume foods from across the nutrients bracket. He added that people should avoid highly refined foods with a high sugar content, and also prioritize moderate intense exercise and physical activities. The youngest case is 1 year old while the oldest is 89 years old. There have been 100 recoveries in the last 24 hours, with 8 people from home based care and 92 from different health facilities. The number of recoveries are now 8,121. However, fatalities have risen to 235 after 14 Kenyans succumbed to the disease.

Nairobi still records the highest number of new cases, with 487 this time round, followed by Kiambu County with 86. Nakuru has 34 cases, Kajiado County has 26 cases, Mombas has 25 cases, Machakos County has 21. Busia has 20, Narok has 14, Bomet has 9 cases, Kericho 8 cases, Siaya 8 cases, Kisumu 8 cases, Uasin Gishu 5 cases. Baringo County has 5 cases, Nyeri has 4 cases, Murang’a has 3 cases, Nandi County has 3 cases, Kilifi County has 2 cases, Kirinyaga 2 cases, Meru 2 cases, Trans Nzoia County 2 cases, Homa Bay, Kitui, Lamu, Kwale and Makueni have 1 case each.