Kenya: 72 Test Positive For Covid-19 From 2,892 Samples; Tally Now At 2,093

Kenya has today on Tuesday 2nd June, recorded 72 Covid-19 cases, says Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman.

The CAS announced that 72 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing total tally in the country to 2,093.

50 of the new cases were male and 22 female. The youngest is 11 years and oldest is 73.

Health Ministry says 2,892 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Speaking on Tuesday, June 2, at Afya House in Nairobi, CAS Aman said the new cases were drawn from Nairobi (39), Mombasa (eight), Migori (three), Garissa (two), Kiambu (two), Kajiado (four) and Kisumu (one).

Recoveries and Deaths

The good news is that 17 patients made full recoveries and were discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 499.

Sadly, Health CAS Rashid Aman said that two more COVID-19 patients succumbed to the virus bringing the total to 71.

He further reinforced that truck drivers were to continue taking Covid-19 tests 48 hours before every trip and carry their negative certificates throughout the East African borders.

“It is unfortunate that some of our truck drivers are not following instructions hence causing problems at the borders,” he stated.

He further noted that people have already thrown caution to the wind and engaged in behavior that could hurt the Covid-19 containment process.

“The stage where we are in this fight requires that we remain focused and united… the behavior and attitude by a few of our people suggests the opposite. There are those of us who for reasons only known to themselves do not want to obey the containment measures” noted CAS Rashid.