Kenya has recorded 538 new coronavirus cases within a period of 24 hours after testing 6,872 samples.
This now pushes the country’s Covid-19 tally to 41,158 with cumulative tests standing at 586,911.
In a statement issued on Saturday, 10th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 496 of the cases are Kenyans while 42 are foreigners.
According to Kagwe, the new infections comprise 430 males and 108 females while their age distribution falls between one and 85 years.
Sixty-one more patients have recovered, pushing the total number of recoveries to 30,937.
Of the new discharged individuals, 40 are from the home-based care programme while 21 had been admitted to various health facilities.
The Covid-19 death toll is now at 760 after five more people died.
Today’s cases are spread out in counties as follows:
Nairobi – 157
Bungoma – 118
Nakuru – 48
Turkana – 41
Mombasa – 33
Kilifi – 31
Uasin Gishu – 16
Kisumu – 13
Kisii and Meru – 12 cases each.
Trans Nzoia and Garissa – nine cases each.
Narok and Kiambu – eight cases each.
Kakamega – six.
Isiolo – four.
Kwale – three.
Migori, Nyamira and Kitui – two cases each.
Elgeyo-Marakwet, Busia and Marsabit – one case each.