Low number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya due to small sample size – Health Ministry

Rashid Aman
Dr Rashid Aman, Health CAS. [Photo courtesy]

Kenya on Monday recorded 98 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of recorded cases to 37,079.

During the daily COVID-19 brief, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said that 1,644 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total samples tested so far to 518,350.

Out of the 98 cases, two are foreigners.

In addition, 63 of the new cases were male and 35 were female with the youngest case being a nine-year-old infant while the oldest was aged 75 years.

At the same time, 62 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,949.

Forty-four of the new recoveries were from home-based care programme while 18 were from hospitals across the country. 

Sadly, two patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 650.

On the question of low numbers recorded in the past few days, Dr Aman clarified that the tests conducted are from a small sample size since testing reagents have run out.