Covid-19: Kenya's cases rise to 1,962

Sunday May 31 2020

Rashid Aman.

Kenya's Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman gives Covid-19 updates at Afya House in the capital Nairobi on May 31, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 1,962 after 74 people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

During the coronavirus briefing on Sunday evening, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said one person died, raising the death toll to 64.

These numbers arose from the 1,574 samples tested. The government has tested a total of 78,536 so far, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Some 14 people have also been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 474.

The ministry thanked health workers for their efforts in treating patients.

It also urged Kenyans to be cautious as the number of cases rise daily.


"The daily rise demands that we reflect on our attitude and behaviour towards the containment measures," it said.