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Kenya’s Daily Covid-19 Cases Spike to 616

Kenya has recorded 616 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 44,196.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Saturday, October 17, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that 5,512 samples had been tested over the period bring the total number of samples tested so far to 617,064.

From the cases, 594 are Kenyans and 22 are foreigners while 391 are male and 225 female. The youngest is an 8-month old infant while the oldest is 86 years. 

The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 121, Nakuru 110, Uasin Gishu 74, Mombasa 55, Kakamega 32, Kericho 29, Kisumu 26, Bungoma 21, Garissa 20, Turkana 16, Kiambu 13, Homa Bay 10, Kajiado 10, Kisii 10, Laikipia 9, Busia 8, Isiolo 6, West Pokot 6, Murang’a 6.

Others are; Bomet 5, Meru 4, Narok 4, Embu 3, Baringo 3, Nyeri 2, Kwale 2, Machakos 2,  Makueni 2, Siaya 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Wajir 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, and Trans Nzoia 1.

104 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, 83 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 21 have been discharged from various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 31,752.

Unfortunately, 12 individuals have died, bringing the number of fatalities so far to 825.

More to follow…

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