Kenya records 602 new COVID19 cases,8 die as 80 more patients recovers

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,15TH OCT,2020-Kenya recorded 602 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, continuing the trend of a positivity rate of above 10 per cent

The new cases were from a sample size of 5,618   tested in  the last 24 hours.

This brings to 43,143 the  number of  confirmed positive cases in   the  country.

Kenya’s cumulative  tests are now 607,241.

From the cases, 585  are Kenyans and 17 are foreigners.  407  are males and 195  females.

The youngest  is a one-year  old child while the oldest is 93.

A total of 80  people have recovered from the disease, 51  from the home-based care programme, while 29  have been discharged from hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,508.

However, eight  patients  have succumbed to  the  disease, bringing  the fatality to 805.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 133, Nakuru 47,  Uasin Gishu  47,  Kilifi 46,    Kisumu 46,  Mombasa 44, Kericho  32,  Kakamega  28,  Turkana 25,  Kisii  21,  Machakos  20.

Others are Laikipia  13,  Nvanderua 12,  Bungoma 12,  Kiambu 11,  Nandi  10, Busia 7, Kajiado 7,  Baringo 6, Garissa 6, West Pokot  5, Nyamira, Makueni 3, Nyeri 2, Embu 2, Siaya 2, Barnet 2, Vihiga  2, Lamu, Wajir, Samburu, Narok, Murang’a and Meru have one each.

 

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