Kenya records 96 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

Ten more people have died in Kenya after contracting the corona virus, bringing the death toll to 634.

The Health ministry said that 96 new infections were picked up over the past day, pushing the number of known cases in the country to 36,301.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said during the daily COVID-19 briefing that 121 more patients have recovered from the disease.

Of the new 121 recoveries, 97 patients were on home-based care and 24 in various hospitals. The total number of recoveries, since the disease was first detected in the country in March, now stands at 23,364.

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