No fatality recorded as MOH announces 241 new cases

Kenya has recorded 241 positive cases on Friday from 4,520 samples tested bringing the number of cases in the country to 33,630. 

Out of the 241, 228 are Kenyan citizens while 47 are foreigners

In terms of age, the youngest is a one-year-old while the oldest is 89.

They include 192 males and 89 females.

At the same time, the Ministry of Health has recorded 66 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries so far to 19,434.

No fatality has been recorded in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 for the first time in weeks.

The cases are distributed across the counties as follows; Nairobi 113, Mombasa 14, Kiambu 10, Taita Taveta 10 Kirinyaga 9, Narok 9, Kajiado 8, Uasin Gishu 6, Laikipia 7, Nakuru 7, Turkana 6, Busia 5, Lamu 5, Trans Nzoia 4, Kilifi and Kericho 4 cases each, Kisumu 3, Nyeri, Machakos, Makueni and Bomet Counties recorded 2 cases each.

However, The Ministry of Health has called on Kenyans to embrace healthy dieting to boost immunity during the COVID-19 period.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said that good nutrition is important for growth and development throughout one’s life course.

“It boosts immunity, improves response to treatment, speeds up recovery, reduces the risk of getting other infections thus prevents disability and death,” he said.

“On the other hand, overnutrition results in overweight and obesity, conditions that present serious health risks. 28% of adults aged between 18–69 years are either overweight or obese,” he added.

He said that the Health Ministry is collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture to promote good nutrition by enhancing access to safe, nutritious and affordable foods, through the “One million kitchen gardens initiative”.

  

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