Kenya records 48 new COVID-19 cases

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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
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. Halfway through Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyattas second term his pledge of transforming the economy through manufacturing, farming, health care and low-cost housing have been slow to show results, and the coronavirus pandemic could now reduce that to little more than an election promise. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Kenya has been recording a notably low number of new coronavirus infections as it works to maintain a positivity rate of at most five percent, which is required for the declaration of a flattening curve.

And on Monday recorded one of the lowest figures in recent months after the Health ministry confirmed 48 new cases of Covid-19.

This raised the country’s total to 36,205 from a sample of 1,081 tested in the last 24 hours.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said age-wise, the youngest was a 12 -year-old infant while the oldest was 75 years old.

A total of 45 of those discharged were from the home-based program, while 131 were discharged from various health facilities.

The number of fatalities rose to 624 after two more patients succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

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