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Health CAS Rashid Aman during a past Covid-19 briefing. Photo: Ministry of Health

Concerns as Kenya hit the 4000 mark in confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman on Tuesday, June 17, announced that 184 more individuals had tested positive for Covid-19 raising the total number of of confirmed cases in the country to 4044.

While addressing the media during the daily Ministry of Health Covid-19 briefing at Afya House, Aman stated that 2,118 samples had been tested during the period bringing the total samples tested in the country to more than 124,474.

Men continue to account for a majority of the new cases reported, with reports indicating Tuesday, June 17, there were 129 male cases of the 184 reported.

The total number of counties that have recorded a positive case jumped to 40 after Vihiga county reported a case.

In terms of distribution, Nairobi continue to lead, with 111 of the 184 cases being reported in Nairobi.

27 Covid-19 patients were discharged over the same period after recovering from the deadly virus, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1353 but two patients succumbed to the disease raising total fatalities to 107.

CAS Aman warned the public to be wary of diagnostic kits which have flooded the market purporting to test for the disease, terming them as RDTs which are returning incorrect results.

“The only test that can confirm the positive test is the Real-Time PCR test which has been approved by the Ministry of Health,” stated Aman.

He further disclosed that Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital and Aga Khan Hospital were among a handful of centers that have been approved to run the Covid-19 tests.