Kenya has recorded 96 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours.

Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi said 3,270 samples had been tested during the same period.

Speaking at Afya House, Nairobi, Dr Mwangangi noted that the country’s Covid-19 case load had now settled at 36,301.

All the patients are Kenyans except four foreigners while 70 are males and 26 are females. The youngest patient is a five-year-old child and the oldest is 86.

In her update, the CAS also said that 121 more patients had responded well to Covid-19 treatment – 97 from the home-based care programme and 24 from various health facilities.

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Kenya has registered 23,364 discharges.

The latest infections are distributed as follows: Nairobi (26), Kisii (10), Busia (eight), Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, and Kisumu, seven each, Machakos (six), Kericho (five), Kilifi (four), Samburu (two) and Nakuru (two). Kajiado (two) Kiambu (two).

Bomet, Embu, Kakamega, Makueni, Meru, Trans Nzoia, Narok and Taita-Taveta counties confirmed a case each.

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