Kenya has recorded 261 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 39,184.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Saturday, October 3, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 3,387 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 559, 098.

All of the positive cases are Kenyans apart from 12 who are foreigners. 186 are male and 75 are female while the youngest case is four-month-old and the oldest is aged 80.

At the same time, 312 patients were discharged 229 from the home-based care program and 83 from the hospital around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 26,426

Regrettably, three patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 728.

Distribution of Cases In Counties

Nairobi leads with 128 new infections followed by Kisumu 37, Mombasa 13, Kisii 12, Kilifi 11, Uasin Gishu 8, Machakos 7, Nakuru, Kajiado, Kiambu, Meru have five cases each, Kitui 4, West Pokot and Nyamira three, Garissa and Tharaka Nithi two cases. Other counties to report a case each are Nandi, Elgeyo,  Marakwet, Homa bay, Embu, Lamu, Makueni, Nyeri, Siaya, Vihiga, Trans Nzoia and Kakamega.

The 128 cases in Nairobi, are from Starehe (50), Langata (17), Embakasi East (14), Roysambu (7), Westlands (6), Makadara (5) Dagoretti North, Kamukunji (4) Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Kasarani and Kibra (3) cases each, Embakasi Central, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Mathare (1).

In Kisumu, the 37 cases are from Kisumu Central (20), Nyando (15), Kisumu East and Kisumu West (1) case each. In Mombasa, the 13 cases are from Kisauni and Mvita (5) cases each, Changamwe (2) and Nyali (1). In Kisii, the 12 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (7), Nyaribari Chache (3) and Bonchari (2).

The 11 cases in Kilifi are from Magarini (10) and Malindi (1). In Uasin Gishu, the 8 cases are from Ainabkoi and Kapseret (3) cases each, Kesses and Turbo (1), while in Machakos, the 7 cases are from Athi River and Machakos Town (2) cases each, Kangundo, Kathiani and Yatta (1) case each.

The 5 cases in Nakuru, are from Nakuru East (3), Gilgil and Molo (1) case each, the 5 cases in Kajiado, are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (2) cases each with Kajiado West having (1) case, the 5 cases in Kiambu, are from Kikuyu (2), Githunguri, Juja and Thika (1) case each, and the 5 cases in Meru, are from lgembe North (3), Imenti Central and Imenti North (1) case each.

In Kitui, all the 4 cases are from Kitui Central, while the 3 cases in West Pokot, are from West Pokot (2) and South Pokot (1), and the 3 cases in Nyamira, are from the town (2) and Masaba North (1). In Garissa, the 2 cases are from Dadaab and the town with (1) case each, and in Tharaka Nithi, the 2 cases are from Chuka and Mwimbi (1) case each.

The case in Nandi is from Chesumei, Elgeyo Marakwet from Marakwet East, the case in Homa bay, is from Rachuonyo South, the case in Embu, is from Manyatta, the case in Lamu is from Lamu West, the case in Makueni, is from Makueni, the case in Nyeri, is from Nyeri Central, the case in Siaya, is from Alego Usonga, the case in Vihiga, is from Sabatia, the case in Trans Nzoia, is from Kwanza and the case in Kakamega, is from Lurambi.