COVID-19 UPDATE – KENYA On Sunday, August 2, Kenya has recorded 690 new cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) with the total cases reported so far rising to 22,053.
The cases were recorded from 5,393 samples tested over the last 24 hours.
In the statement issued out by the Ministry of Health (MoH), Nairobi led with 535 confirmed cases.
Out of the positive cases, 492 were male and 198 were female. 681 are Kenyans and 9 are foreigners, with the youngest being a 6-month-old infant and the oldest an 83-year-old.
MoH has further announced that 58 had recovered during the period.
On a sad note, 5 people have died from the virus over the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
HOW IT SPREADSThe virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.