Kenya records 152 new COVID-19 cases

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
NAIROBI, KENYA – 2020/03/06: Health workers dressed in protective suits at the Coronavirus isolation ward in Mbagathi hospital amid Coronavirus fears in Nairobi. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Kenya Ministry of Health has announced 152 new cases of the novel coronavirus, tested in the country between Saturday and Sunday.

In a statement sent out to the media, the Health Ministry said 13 of the patients are foreigners while the rest are Kenyans.

The new cases are from a sample of 2,224 tests and push the total number of cumulative tests carried out so far to 516,706.

The youngest patient is a 3-year-old child while the oldest is 89.

84 of the new cases are males while 68 are females who now push the country’s total caseload to 36,981.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 23,887.

Two patients have also succumbed to the virus, pushing the total number of fatalities in the country to 648