Kenya’s COVID-19 cases surpass 32,000 as 193 more test positive

A health worker takes the temperature of a person standing in line for mass testing in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Public health workers go about their work in collecting swab samples for COVID-19 testing from workers in the hospitality industry in Rongai, Nakuru County, Kenya, June 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Sheikh Maina)

Kenya on Monday recorded 193 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total to 32,557.

Speaking during the daily press briefings, Heath Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman noted that a sample of 3,381 was tested in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative tests to 425,364.

All the new cases were Kenyans except three out of which 137 were male while 56 were female, while the youngest was a two-month-old infant while the oldest was 87 years old.

Another 225 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 18,895.

A total of 188 of those discharged were from the home-based programme, while 37 were discharged from various health facilities.

However, six more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 554.