Kenya has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases within the last 24 hours.
In a statement issued on the 22nd of October 2020, by the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, at the Afya House, the confirmed number of Covid-19 cases were 1,068 people generated from a sample size of 7,556 people bringing the cumulative caseload to 47,212.
Of the 1,068 case, 24 were foreigners. From the new confirmed cases, 402 were female while 666 were male .In terms of age distribution, the youngest was a six-months old infant with the oldest being a 96 year old.
An addition of 12 patients succumbed to Covid-19 , raising country’s death toll to 870 .
CS kagwe added that 27 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit. Another 45 were on supplementary oxygen while 12 and 27 were on Hight Dependancy Unit and ventilatory support respectively.
1,121 patients were said to be admitted in various hospitals while 3,112 were on Home-based Isolation and care.
The number of recovered patients were 290 bringing the total to 33,050. Health CS Mutahi said that of the total recoveries, 55 people recovered from various hospitals while the other 235 were treated under the home-based care program.
In terms of county distribution ,Nairobi recorded the highest number of 305 cases . Nakuru county follows with a total of 137 cases as Mombasa records 74 cases.
In Kisumu , 60 cases were confirmed , slightly followed by 58 from Kericho county.Other counties included Nandi and Uasin Gishu who each recorded 48 cases, Kakamega reported 47 casese while Kilifi recorded 34 .
Kisii county recorded 28 cases .Laikipia and Turkana recored 26 and 22 cases respectively. Meru county recorded 20 cases while Kajiado and Kiambu each reported 18 cases.
Garissa county reported 15 cases as Busia and Machakos reported 14 cases each while West Pokot had 12 cases.
Bomet , Isiolo and Nyamira had 6 cases each while Murang’a and Migori had reported 9 cases each.
Siaya county reported 5 cases while Narok, Wajir and Nyeri all had 4 reported cases .Embu, Taita Taveta ,Nyandarua ,Lamu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia , Kirinyaga and Baringo all recorded one case each.