The Kenyan Ministry of Health has announced that 1,166 more people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of infections to 230,794.
9,924 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests conducted in Kenya so far to 2,326,598.
Of the new cases, 114 are Kenyans, 22 are foreigners, 616 are women, and 550 are men. A two-month-old infant is the youngest new patient, while the oldest is 108 years old.
Nairobi County leads in number of new infections with 347 cases, followed by Kiambu with 208, Kajiado 66, Nakuru 55, Migori 39, Murang’a 37, Machakos 32, Kitui 32, Nandi 31, Garissa 30, Mombasa 30, Busia 25, Nyandarua 24, Makueni 22, Nyeri 21, Baringo 17, Trans Nzoia 16, Uasin Gishu 15, Embu 15, Kisii 14, Kakamega 12, Kericho 11, Narok 10, Meru 9, Laikipia 6, Kisumu 5, Siaya 5, Bungoma 5, Kilifi 4, Bomet 3, Mandera 3, Marsabit 3, Samburu 3, Turkana 2, Lamu 2, Homa Bay 2, Kirinyaga 1, Tana River 1, Wajir 1, West Pokot 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.
According to Mutahi Kagwe, the Minister of Health, 1,901 patients have recovered from the disease, including 1,699 from the home-based isolation programme and 202 from various hospitals across the country.
215,374 recoveries have been recorded to date, with 173,951 coming from home-based care, while 41,423 came from hospitals.
A total of 36 more deaths have been reported, one within the last 24 hours, while 35 were caused by late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of April, May, June, July and August. The cumulative number of fatalities now stands at 4,564.
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