Kenya records 685 new COVID-19 cases

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Health workers personal protective equipment (PPE) record the details of residents, as they stand at social distance to each other, 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
Health workers personal protective equipment (PPE) record the details of residents, as they stand at social distance to each other, 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.

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has announced 685 new cases of the coronavirus, tested from 4,912 samples.

Speaking during the daily briefings, Cabinet Secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwe noted that new infections indicate a 12% positivity rate compared to the 4% positivity rate before COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

The new cases push Kenya’s total coronavirus caseload to 44,881 cases from the 621,976 samples tested so far.

635 of the new cases are Kenyans while 50 are foreigners; 456 are male while 229 are female.

CS Kagwe said the youngest patient from the new infections is 1 -year-old while the oldest is 99-years-old.

The country’s total coronavirus fatalities have risen 832 after 7 patients succumbed between Saturday and Sunday.

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