Kenya has recorded 947 coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 48,790.

The cases were diagnosed after testing 6,862 samples in the last 24 hours. As of Saturday, 24th October, a cumulative of 653,229 tests had been done.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a press statement that 924 of the 947 cases are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners.

Some 595 are males and 352 are females with their ages falling between one and 96 years.

Some 445 individuals have treated and discharged, raising the total number of recoveries to 33,876.

The new discharges comprise 343 patients from the home-based care programme and 112 from various hospitals.

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Regrettably, the country’s Covid-19 death toll has soared to 896 following 12 new deaths.

In today’s distribution of cases by counties, Uasin Gishu tops with 181 patients, followed by Nairobi with 154, Nakuru 146, Kakamega 46, Mombasa 37, Kisumu 37, Kiambu 30, Kericho 30, Busia 28, Turkana 27, Laikipia 24, Trans Nzoia 21, Migori 20, Kisii 18, Meru 17, West Pokot 15, Marsabit 14, Bungoma 13, Murang’a 11 and Vihiga 10.

Siaya has nine, Bomet nine, Nandi eight, Elgeyo Marakwet seven, Baringo six, Kajiado five, Kitui five, Isiolo five, Wajir three, Machakos two, Kilifi two, Narok two, Tharaka Nithi two, Samburu two and Nyeri one.

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Robert Mwangi

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