788 more Covid-19 cases in Kenya now 19913 -Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman

Turning to our COVID-19 statistics, from 5,521 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 788 people have today tested positive. This now brings to the number of positive cases pushing our cumulative tests to 295,280.
From the cases 785 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners, and 475 males and 313 females. The youngest case is 1 year old, while the oldest is 89 years old.

The distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 487, Kiambu 86 , Nakuru 34, Kajiado 26, Mombasa 25, Machakos 21,

Busia 20, Narok 14, Bomet 9, Kericho 8, Siaya 8, Kisumu 8., Uasin Gishu 5, Baringo 5, Garissa 5, Nyeri 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Murang’a 3,

Nandi 3, Kilifi 2, Kirinyaga 2, Meru 2, Trans-Nzoia 2, Homa Bay 1, Kitui 1, Kwale 1, Lamu 1 and Makueni 1.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman

The cases are distributed in sub counties as follows; in Nairobi the 487 cases are in Lang’ata (58), Westlands (50), Dagoretti North (42), Embakasi East (39) Makadara (34), Embakasi South (32), Starehe (32) Embakasi West (30), Roysambu (29), Kasarani (28), Ruaraka (19), Kibra (19), Dagoretti South (19), Embakasi North (18), Embakasi Central (14), Kamukunji (14), Mathare (10)

Kiambu Town the 86 cases are in: Thika 19, Ruiru 13, Kiambaa 13, Kiambu Town 10, Kikuyu 8, Juja 7, Lari, Limuru, and Kabete 4 cases each, while Gatundu North and Githunguri 2 cases each.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman

Nakuru, the 34 cases are in: Naivasha 21, Nakuru West 12, and Nakuru East 1.

Kajiado, the 26 cases are in: Kajiado North 17, Kajiado East 5, and Loitokitok 4.

Mombasa, 25 cases are in: Mvita 10 , Nyali 5, Jomvu 4, Likoni 3, Kisauni 2, and Changamwe 1.

In Machakos the 21 cases are in: Athi River 20 and Machakos Town 1.

The 20 cases in Busia are in: Matayos 8, Teso South 6, Teso North 5 and Nambale 1. The 14 cases in Narok are in: Narok North 13, and Trans Mara West 1.

In Bomet, the 9 cases are all in Bomet Central while Kericho, all the 8 cases are in Ainamoi.

In Siaya, the 8 cases are in Alego Usonga 6, Rarieda 2. Kisumu, all the 8 cases are in Kisumu Central.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman

Uasin-Gishu, the 5 cases are in: Ainabkoi 5, Kapseret 1, and while in Baringo the 5 cases are in all in Baringo Central and Garissa, all the 5 cases are in Garissa Town.

Nyeri, the 4 cases are all in Nyeri Central. Tharaka Nithi, the 4 cases are in Chuka 3 and Tharaka North 1. In Murang’a the 3 cases are in: Kiharu 2, and Maragua 1. The 3 cases in Nandi are all in Emgwen.

The 2 cases in Kilifi are all in Kilifi South. Kirinyaga, the 2 cases are all in Kirinyaga Central. Meru 2 cases are all in Imenti Central. Trans-Nzoia all the 2 cases are in Kiminini.

The following Counties :Homa Bay, Kitui, Kwale, Lamu and Makueni have one case each in, Rangwe, Kitui West, Msambweni, Lamu West, and Kibwezi West respectively.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman

On a positive note, 100 patients have recovered from the disease. From this number 8 are from the Home based Care program while 92 have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,121. We thank our healthcare workers for this achievement.

Unfortunately, we have lost 14 patients from the disease, bringing our fatality to 325. My sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

Food, facilitates the repair of worn out tissues, and can reduce the rate of inflammation, which is a major outcome when the body is attacked by Corona virus.
Taking a healthy diet that includes a variety of different food groups builds immunity, prevents diseases and maintains good health, he added
I urged all to embrace consumption of diversified diet because no single food contains all the nutrients needed by our bodies and meeting all the nutrient requirements will, boost immune system to prevent and fight diseases including COVID-19.
Going by the statistics that we have been providing, more males than females have been infected with COVID-19 and probably its time that re-evaluated their dietary habits and lifestyles by consuming healthy diets including vegetables and fruits daily.
Fruits and vegetables are important in boosting immunity and contribute to disease prevention and healing, he said adding that other antioxidant that is important in boosting immunity is Vitamin E with its major dietary sources including vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, spinach and broccoli.
A adopt healthy lifestyles b reducing consumption of highly refined, processed foods, sweets, sugar sweetened/flavoured drinks or beverages which all have high amounts of unhealthy fats, sugar and salt.
People should also avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol and engage in regular physical activity saying moderate -intensity exercise has immune-boosting benefits that helps our bodies fight infections, including COVID-19.
“Adults should aim at 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity in at least 5 days a week that is running, walking, cycling, farming, aerobic exercises, dancing, hula hooping, rop skipping, household chores and children playing among other activities.Health Chief Administration Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman

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