Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday, 21st October, confirmed that 497 people had been diagnosed with the coronavirus between Tuesday and today, 21st October.

According to Kagwe, Kenya’s Covid-19 tally has now risen above 46,000 mark and settled at 46,144.

Over the last 24 hours, 4,888 samples have been tested, bringing the cumulative sample size to 632,669.

The new cases (471 Kenyans and 26 foreigners) include a one-year-old child and a 99-year-old person.

Some 295 cases are males while 202 are females.

At the same time, the country has recorded 16 Covid-19 related deaths, raising the toll to 858.

However, 238 people have recovered. The total number of recoveries now stands at 32,760.

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Of the new discharges, 68 had been admitted to various health facilities while 170 were on home-based treatment.

The infections are spread out as follows: Nairobi 227, Machakos 64, Mombasa 51, Uasin Gishu 37, Laikipia 28, Busia 19, Kajiado 11, Embu 10, Nakuru nine, Wajir seven, Kiambu six, Kilifi six, Kisumu and Nyeri four cases each, Makueni three, Elgeyo Marakwet two, Meru two, Kisii two and Turkana two,

Narok, Kakamega and Homa Bay had a single case each.

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