Kenya Confirms 8 New COVID-19 Cases

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Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi

The novel Coronavirus has now spread to 19 counties as the Kenyan government confirms 8 new cases bringing the total to 216 cases.

The latest new cases are from 694 samples that were tested in the last twenty-four hours, whereby 6 of the new cases were from isolation centers while other two cases were picked from the surveillance team.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases have been drawn from 3 counties with Nairobi county leading with 6 cases, Nakuru county 1 case and Siaya County one case.

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It has also been noted that the spread of Coronavirus is now not only in Nairobi County as earlier perceived but rather spreading in other counties as well. The reported cases in counties are as follows so far:

Nairobi-101, Kilifi-10, Mombasa-34, Nakuru-5, Mandera-6, Kiambu-7, Laikipia-2, Kisii- 1, Kitui- 2, Kajiado-2, Muranga-2, Homabay-1, Kakamega-2, Nyamira-1, Nyandarua-2, Nyeri-1, Uasin Gishu-2, Vihiga-1, and Kwale-1.

“Let’s keep engaging each other through the available platforms, let us counsel each other and our brother’s keepers dear Kenyans, stand together with us, your families, partners, and the community,” Dr. Mwangangi said during the press briefing.

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The Ministry of Health has emphasized that any individual found not following the government’s laid down rules as far as fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned will be arrested and prosecuted

People have been reminded to always wear protective masks while in public, observe social distancing, wash their hands regularly with soap and report symptoms of the virus with immediate effect