Covid-19: Kenya records 72 new cases

Tuesday June 2 2020

A screengrab shows Kenya's Health Chief

A screengrab shows Kenya's Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman speaking during a press conference on the Covid-19 disease at Afya House in Nairobi on June 2, 2020. PHOTO | NTV 

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Kenya’s Ministry of Health reported 72 more Covid-19 cases on Tuesday bringing the national tally to 2,093. 

Dr Rashid Aman, the Chief Administrative Secretary for Health, said during his daily update in Nairobi that 50 of the new cases are male and 22 female.

He added that two people died overnight, taking the total fatalities over the virus to 71.

So far, 499 have recovered after 17 more patients were discharged from hospitals, Dr Aman said.

According to the Health CAS, 82,946 lab tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in Kenya as of Tuesday.

Kenya announced its first case of the new coronavirus on March 13.