Kenya has recorded 602 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the country's total caseload to 43,143.

In a statement issued on Thursday, October 15, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 585 of the positive cases were Kenyans and 17 are foreigners.

The Health CS announced that eight patients succumbed to Covid-19 bringing the total number of deaths to 805.

CS Kagwe noted that 407 are male and 195 were female while the youngest is a one-year-old child and the oldest is aged 93 years.


Cases in counties

80 patients were discharged; 51 from home-based care programme and 29 from hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 31,508.

The disease was distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi (133), Nakuru 47, Uasin Gishu 47, Kilifi 46, Kisumu 46, Mombasa 44, Kericho 32, Kakamega 28, Turkana 25, Kisii 21, Machakos 20, Laikipia 13, Nyandarua 12, Bungoma 12, Kiambu 11, Nandi 10.

Busia county had 7 cases, Kajiado (7), Baringo (6), Garissa (6), West Pokot (5), Nyamira (5), Makueni (3), Nyeri (2), Embu (2), Siaya (2), Bomet (2), Vihiga (2), Lamu (1), Wajir (1), Samburu (1), Narok (1), Murang'a (1) and Meru (1).