Eight die as Kenya's Covid-19 cases up by 74


Kenya has recorded 74 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

The cases are from a sample size of 3,987, pushing the country's positivity rate to 1.9 per cent.

The positive cases comprise 54 Kenyans and 20 foreigners.

The youngest of the cases is a seven-year-old and the oldest is aged 101.

The total cases are now 252,033, and the cumulative tests conducted now stand at 2,639,107.

The new cases reported in Nairobi are 39, followed by Nakuru 6, Siaya 5, and Laikipia 5.

The statement from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 76 patients recovered, pushing the national tally to 245,254.

However, the country's fatality tally now stands at 5,223 after eight patients succumbed to Covid-19.

Some 590 patients are currently admitted to various hospitals across the country.

As of October 16, a total of 4,500,179 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,291,192 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,208,987.

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