Kenya records 141 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

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has announced that 141 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 from 3,307 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 37,489 the number of confirmed positive cases.

Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi also announced that five more patients had succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the total number of fatalities recorded so far to 669.

At the same time, the number of recoveries rose to 24,334 after 81 patients recovered from the virus.

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