Kenya records 98 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)

Kenya on Monday confirmed 98 new cases of COVID-19 from 1644 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 37, 079 the number of confirmed positive infections.

So far Kenya has tested 518,350 samples since March.

In a statement to the press, Health Ministry CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said from the cases all are Kenyans except 2 foreigners.

The 98 cases are made up of 63 males and 35 females; the youngest is a 9-year-old child while the oldest is 75 years.

The Ministry of Health also announced 62 new recoveries saying 44 were patients under the home-based care system while 18 were discharged from various hospitals across the country.

The total number of recoveries so far is 23,949. The death toll from the virus has also risen to 650 after two more patients succumbed between Sunday and Monday.

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