Monday Covid-19 Updates; Cases rise to 22,597 as 544 Test Positive

On Monday, August 3, Kenya recorded 544 new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) out of 2,653 samples tested in the preceding 24 hours, Health CAS Rashid Aman announced while addressing the media outside Afya House, Nairobi.

The total tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 22, 597 from 318,376 samples tested since March, 2020.

From 544, 499 are Kenyans and 45 are foreigners. 315 are male and 229 are female. The youngest was a 1-year-old infant with the oldest aged 84.

Nairobi led with 412 cases in distribution among counties. Nakuru, Kiambu had 27 cases each with Mombasa, 9 and Nakuru 8 cases.

Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.

263 patients recovered, with the total number of recoveries rising to 8,740. 176 recoveries were from home based care with 87 from hospitals.

13 patients died over the same period bringing total fatalities to 382. Out of the 13,10 had underlying conditions.

The CAS further warned patients with respiratory diseases to take care of themselves during the cold season. He stated that the upsurge in TB was a contributing factor to the rise in Covid-19 deaths in Kenya.

“Cold seasons like winter can infect lungs and worsen risk of infections. Tuberculosis is on the rise during this cold season. During this season, Kenya has witnessed the rise of TB as it is an airborne disease,” Aman stated.

He warned against congregations and also urged Kenyans not to light fires to warm themselves in the houses as smoke was a trigger to lung diseases.

Aman detailed that individuals should wear masks and stay warm by wearing heavy clothes during this cold season.

“You can also drink a lot of water to remain hydrated and also undertake physical exercises,” Aman stated

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