Coronavirus: Kenya records 685 new cases, 7 deaths and 105 recoveries


Coronavirus: Kenya records 685 new cases, 7 deaths and 105 recoveries
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media at the Afya House on Sunday, October 18. Photo: Courtesy

The Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced 685 new cases of the coronavirus, tested from 4,912 samples.

The Cabinet Secretary was addressing the press at Afya House shortly after holding a brief with the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus.

CS Kagwe said new infections indicate a 12% positivity rate compared to the 4% positivity rate before COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

The new cases push Kenya’s total coronavirus caseload to 44,881 cases from the 621,976 samples tested so far.

635 of the new cases are Kenyans while 50 are foreigners; 456 are male while 229 are female.

CS Kagwe said the youngest patient from the new infections is 1 -year-old while the oldest is 99-years-old.

105 people have also recovered from the disease; 73 from the home-based care system and 32 from various hospitals.

The country’s total coronavirus fatalities have risen 832 after 7 patients succumbed between Saturday and Sunday.

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