While speaking at Afya House on Thursday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that a 6-month-old baby was one of the new covid-19 cases recorded within the last 24 hours. The 80 new covid-19 cases increases the total number of positive cases to 1, 109. CS Kagwe advised parents to be very careful when interacting with other people because they carried the risk of spreading the virus to their infants.
“If you have a baby in the house, then you should be very careful about what you are doing because you know very well you can bring back the infection to the baby. Fathers, mothers and siblings must take utmost care in terms of the preventive measures. We are saying; wear a mask and keep safe distances especially in offices and other places you visit. Do not encourage any visitors. They can come back when your baby has grown,” CS Kagwe said during the briefing.
The 6-month-old baby was found to be coronavirus positive.
The highest number of new covid-19 cases recorded in a day now stands at 80. Additionally, 3, 102 samples were tested within the same period. This is also the largest sample size tested in a day since the pandemic broke out in Kenya. According to CS Kagwe, the larger the sample size, the higher the number of new covid-19 cases recorded in Kenya. The total number of samples tested now stands at 52, 507.
Moreover, Nairobi and Mombasa continue to lead in the number of coronavirus cases in Kenya. Out of the 80 new cases, 41 cases are from Nairobi and 20 are in Mombasa. Siaya has 7 new cases.