Kenya experiencing second wave of covid-19

Dante Mwandawiro
Written by Dante Mwandawiro

Kenya’s coronavirus caseload rose by 631 to 47,843 on Friday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced, following an analysis of 6,142 samples in the last 24 hours. CS Kagwe further reported that 371 more patients had recovered from the disease, 313 of them at health facilities across the country, and 58 in the home-based care programme, raising the count to 33,421.

He said 20 patients were in intensive care units, 59 on supplementary oxygen, and 16 in high dependency units, and that a total of 1,142 had been admitted to hospitals in different parts of the country.

A total of 3,238 patients were in the home-based care programme, he said. The death toll in Kenya, Mr Kagwe also reported, had increased by 14 to 884 over the last 24 hours. As of October 23, Kenya had tested 646,377 samples for the virus. Of the new patients, 596 were Kenyans and 35 foreigners, 420 male and 211 female, and the youngest a year old and the oldest 91.