On Friday, the Ministry of Health reported 149 positive cases of Covid-19 after 3,090 samples were tested within the last twenty four hours.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, Health CAS Rashid Aman noted that the total number of infections have rised to 5,533.
Out of the 149 cases 148 are Kenyans and one is a foreigner. They are between the ages of 1 and 76 years.
The new infections were recorded in various counties among them; Nairobi (73), Mombasa (20), Kajiado (15), Siaya (13), Machakos (3), Kilifi (1), Nakuru (1), Nandi (1), Bungoma (1), Isiolo (1)
On a positive note, the CAS added that 48 patients were also discharged from various health centres in the country, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,905.
Unfortunately, 5 patients have succumbed, pushing the number of fatalities to 137.
The CAS also noted in honor of the international day against drug abuse, Dr. Aman urged parents and caregivers to engage children about the harmful effects of drug use.
“Drug abusers at risk of contracting COVID-19 due to reduced immunity, poor hygiene, culture of sharing paraphernalia,” he said.