Kenya on Tuesday recorded 96 Covid-19 cases from a 3,270 sample size bringing the total number of positive cases to 36,301, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi confirmed.
All the new infections are of Kenyan nationals except 4 who are foreigners. The youngest case is a 5 year old child and the oldest is aged 81.
Gender-wise, 70 are males while 26 are females.
Further, the CAS rubbished claims of a second wave of the novel Covid-19 as Kenya continues to register large numbers of fatalities.
The CAS disputed claims that there could be a second wave of the deadly virus due to the high number of deaths witnessed in recent days.
“There is no second wave in the country. The day that situation will become emergence, rest assured the Cabinet Secretary will be here telling you that indeed now we are in the second wave,” she said.
“A second wave is a technical issue. Defining a second wave will require collaboration and consult with WHO for us to say Kenya is now on its second wave.”
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, the CAS announced 121 recoveries; 97 from the home-based care program while 24 were discharged from various hospitals.
This pushes the number of recoveries to 23,364.
Consequently, the death toll rose to 634 following the death of 10 patients.
The newly detected infections were distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi (26), Kisii (10), Busia (8), Mombasa (7), Uasin Gishu (7), Kisumu (7), Machakos (6), Kericho (5), Kilifi (4), Samburu (2), Nakuru (2), Kajiado and Kiambu two cases each while Bomet, Embu and Kakamega all had one case each.