The number of coronavirus infections in Kenya continue to increase with 72 new positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
Speaking on Tuesday during the daily Covid-19 brief at Afya house, health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the 72 cases are from the 2,892 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2093.
39 of the cases are from Nairobi county while 13 from Busia border, the youngest of the infected patients being 11-year-old children and eldest aged 73.
Mombasa county recorded eight cases, Kajiado (4), Migori (3) while Garissa (2) with Kiambu and Kisumu recording two and one case respectively.
In Nairobi, Kibra 16, Embakasi South (8), Westland (5), Ruaraka (5), Langata (2), Embakasi West, Starehe and Dagoretti North have one case each.
In Mombasa, Mvita, Changamwe and Kisauni have two cases each while Likoni and Nyali have one each.
In Kajiado, three cases are from Namanga border point while one case has been reported in Kitengela.
Migori County cases are from Isebania border point.
In Garissa County, the two are from Garisa town while Kiambu, the two new cases were found in Githunguri.
The single case in Kisumu County is from Kisumu Central.
Meanwhile, 17 patients have been discharged, raising the coronavirus recoveries to 499.
The number of fatalities has risen to 71 after two people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.