Some 616 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus within the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday, 17th October.

In a press statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 5,512 samples had been tested during the same period.

This brings to 44,196, the total number of confirmed cases.

Since the first case was reported in March, Ka cumulative of 617,064 samples have been tested.

Out of the 616 patients (594 Kenyans and 22 foreigners), 391 are males while 225 are females.

The youngest is an eight-month-old baby, while the oldest is 86.

At the same time, 104 people have recovered from the respiratory disease, 83 from the home-based care programme and 21 have been discharged from various hospitals.

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

Covid-19 has claimed 12 more lives, pushing the national death toll to 825.

The cases are distributed in the counties 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 nine, Busia eight, Isiolo six, West Pokot six, Murang’a six, Bomet five, Meru four, Narok four, Embu three, Baringo three, Nyeri two, Kwale two, Machakos two, Makueni two and Siaya two.

Elgeyo-Marakwet, Wajir, Nandi, Kirinyaga and Trans Nzoia counties have one case each.

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