The Ministry of Health has announced 602 new Covid-19 cases from 5,618 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 43,143 total number of confirmed cases.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 607, 241.

In a statement issued on Thursday, 15th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe noted that from the new cases, 585 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners.

Of those, 407 are males and 195 females. The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 93.

Eighty people have recovered from the disease, 51 from the home-based care programme, while 29 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 31,508.

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Sadly, eight patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 805.

Distribution of Cases in Counties:

Nairobi leads with 133, Nakuru 47, Uasin Gishu 47, Kilifi 46, Kisumu 46, Mombasa 44, Kericho 32, Kakamega 28, Turkana 25, Kisii 21, Machakos 20, Laikipia 13, Nyandarua 12, Bungoma 12, Kiambu 11, Nandi 10, Busia seven, Kajiado seven, Baringo six, Garissa six, West Pokot five, Nyamira five, Makueni three, Nyeri two, Embu two, Siaya two, Bomet two, Vihiga two, Lamu, Wajir, Samburu, Narok, Murang’a and Meru recorded one each.

Distribution of Cases in Sub-Counties:

In Nairobi, the 133 cases are from Roysambu (21), Westlands (19), Lang’ata (18), Embakasi East, Embakasi South ans Embakasi West (7) cases each, Kasarani and Kibra (6) cases each. Dagoretti North, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Kamukunji, Makadara, Ruaraka and Starehe (5) cases each, Embakasi Central (4) and Mathare (3).

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In Nakuru County, the 47 cases are from Nakuru West (24), Naivasha (13), Nakuru East (8), Njoro and Rongai one case each.

In Uasin Gishu County, the 47 cases were from Ainabkoi (41), Kapseret and Turbo (2) cases each, Kesses and Soy one case each.

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Zablon Ondari

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