Covid-19: Kenya's cases rise to 1,214 as 22 more test positive

Sunday May 24 2020

Rashid Aman.

Kenya's Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman giving updates on Covid-19 at Afya House, Nairobi, on May 24, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

BERNADINE MUTANU
By BERNADINE MUTANU
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Kenya on Sunday recorded 22 new Covid-19 cases bringing the national tally to 1,214.

During a press briefing at Afya House in Nairobi, Kenya's Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said that of the 22 new cases aged between 24 and 73 years-old, 17 were men while five were women.

Nairobi had 10 cases, Mombasa nine while Kwale, Nakuru and Taita Taveta had one case each.

On a positive note, Dr Aman said that three patients were discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 383.

He said that one patient who tested positive in Mathare in Nairobi, succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 51.

Some 1,108 samples tested in the last 24 hours, he added.

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