Kenya records 179 new cases of COVID-19

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A health worker dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a nasopharyngeal swab sample from a resident during a Covid-19 testing drive at Olympic Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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 has 34,884 declared cases of the coronavirus following the recording of 179 more infections after an analysis of 4,178 samples in the last 24 hours.

In the daily briefing on Friday, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman also announced that 415 more people had recovered, 161 of them at home, and 254 in hospital, raising the total number to 21,059.

Dr. Aman also reported four more deaths, raising the death toll in Kenya to 589.

Of the new patients, 162 were Kenyans and 17 foreigners, the youngest a year old and the oldest 75, and 126 male and 53 female.

With the 4,178 samples, the total tested in Kenya by September 4 rose to 467,677.

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