(KDRTV)-Kenya has confirmed 72 more positive cases of COVID-19 as the national tally jumps to 2, 021 on Monday June 1.
The recent figures were reported after the countries tested 2892 samples in the last 24 hours
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Health Ministry Chief Administration Secretary Rashid Aman in his statement at Afya House said that the nation recorded 72 more positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours
According to his statement, the cases were spread as follows: Nairobi (39), Busia (13), Mombasa (8), Migori (3), Garissa (2), Kiambu (2), Kajiado (4) and Kisumu (1)
The CAS further announced that 17 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospitals raising the total number of recoveries to 499, while two more patients died increasing the number of fatalities to 71.
Distribution of new cases;
🔹Kisumu, 1#KomeshaCorona update by CAS Health, Dr. Rashid Aman.
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) June 2, 2020
Dr. Adan affirmed that the government has bestowed more efforts on testing despite the shortages of reagents needed in testing for the virus.
According to him, the targeted mass testing has helped the country to identify more COVID-19 patients
At the same time, he said that the Health Ministry is tracing the people who tested positive for coronavirus but provided wrong contacts details
“We are yet to trace them. We hope to get them by using personal information such as ID numbers. We also believe we can get hold of them through other patients and contacts. Many of these patients are connected,” Aman said.