Health ministry has warned Kenyans against the rising trend in public gatherings, saying that it is a recipe to the spread of the virus.
Heath CAS Rashid Aman said on Friday daily brief that there has been rising trend in the public, of people partying and coming together, a move that he said “goes against the set rules and guidelines in the fight against the virus.”
“The cases are rising because people have forgotten to follow the guidelines. Avoid any form social gatherings, take individual responsibility to curb the virus,” warned Dr. Aman.
From the data released by the ministry, COVID-19 cases in the country have hit 4,374 people after 117 patients tested positive from 3,043 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The CAS said out of the 117 new cases, 112 are Kenyans while 5 comes from foreign patients.
In terms of gender, 83 of the cases are males while 54 are females, with the youngest being 11 years old while the oldest, 75 years old.
The cases are spread out in the counties of Nairobi 51, Mombasa 22, Kajiado 18, Kiambu 6, Nakuru 5, Garissa, 5, Machakos 3, Kericho 2, Busia 2, Uasin Gishu 2 and Wajir 1.
The 51 Nairobi cases are from; Kibra 8, Langata 8, Makadara 6, Dagoretti North 6, Kamukunji 4, Embakasi East 4, Embakasi North 3, Embakasi South 3, Mathare 2, Ruaraka 2, Embakasi Central 2, Embakasi West 1, Starehe 1 and Kasarani 1.
Mombasa has 22 cases from; Mvita 8, Kisauni 5, Changamwe 4, Likoni 3, Jomvu 1 and Nyali 1.
Cases in Kajiado are from; Loitokitok: 12, Kajiado Central: 2, Kajiado East: 2, Kajiado North: 1 and Kajiado West: 1.
Kiambu has 6 cases from Thika (3); Kiambu Town (1); Limuru (1) and Lari (1).
In Nakuru, cases are from Naivasha while Garissa’s five cases are all from Daadab.
The cases in Machakos comes from Athi River; Kericho from Ainamoi; Busia has two cases from Teso North and Matayos; Uasin Gishu has two cases from Kapseret and Soy while Wajir’s case
comes from Wajir West.
The ministry discharged 91 more patients after recovering, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1550.
However, another two patients have died, raising fatalities to 119.