COVID 19 claims 14 people as 788 test positive in the last 24 hrs

COVID 19 has now claimed 325 people since the Country recorded its first case after 14 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hrs.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said 788 tested positive in the last 24 hrs after 5521 samples were tested, the youngest being a year old baby.

Of the number, 785 are Kenyans, 3 are foreigners while 475 are male while 310 are female.

On a good note, 100 patients have recovered from COVID during the period, 8 from home based program while 92 were discharged from the various hospitals across the Country.

The Country has now recorded a total number of 8,121 recoveries.

Nairobi leads with highest number of cases with 487, Kiambu has 86, Nakuru has 34, Kajiado has 26, Mombasa has 25, Machakos has 21, Busia has 20.

Other positive cases of Covid-19 are distributed in Narok with 14, Bomet with 9, Kericho, Siaya and Kisumu with 8eahc, while Uasin Gishu, Baringo and Nyeri have 5 cases each.

Muranga and Nandi have 3 cases each, Kilifi, Kirinyaga, Meru, Tranzoia  have 2 each while Homabay, Kitui, Lamu, Kwale and Makueni have 1 case each.

The CAS has now urged Kenyans to take healthy diets that include a variety of different food groups to build immunity.

Dr Aman said infection among men remains high and it’s time they re-evaluated their eating habits by consuming more vegetables and fruits.

He said Vegetables and fruits are important at boosting immunity while at the same time helping in healing for those who have already tested positive.

Dr Aman further recommended foods and fruits rich in vitamins and iron such as pumpkins, mangoes, carrots, bananas, tomatoes, onions as well as vegetables such as managu, spinach, terere among others.

He said Vitamin D reduces the risk of contracting several non-communicable diseases such as cancer, hypertension among others. Dr Aman therefore urged Kenyans to spend sometime outdoors to soak in the sun as well as eat lots of fish, liver, egg yolk etc that are rich in vitamin D.




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