The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 48,790 after 947 more people tested positive.

This number is from a sample size of 6,862 tested in the last 24 hours.

According to a statement by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday, October 24, this brings the country's total caseload to 48,790.

CS Kagwe announced that 924 are Kenyans and 23 are foreigners. 595 are males and 352 females. The youngest is a one-year-old-child while the oldest is 96.

According to the Ministry, currently, there are 22 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 62 on supplementary oxygen, while 16 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Distribution in counties

A total of 1,167 patients are admitted in various health facilities while 3,464 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

MoH stated that 12 more patients succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality rate to 896.

The statement further reported that 455 people have recovered from the disease, with 343 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 112 discharged from various hospitals.


The total number of recoveries now stand at 33,876.

The new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Uasin Gishu 181, Nairobi 154, Nakuru 146, Kakamega 46, Mombasa 37, Kisumu 37, Kiambu 30, Kericho 30, Busia 28, Turkana 27, Laikipia 24, Trans Nzoia 21, Migori 20, Kisii 18, Meru 17 and West Pokot 15.

Other counties affected are Marsabit with 14 cases, Bungoma 13, Murang’a 11, Vihiga 10, Siaya 9, Bomet 9, Nandi 8, Elgeyo Marakwet 7, Baringo 6, Kajiado 5, Kitui 5, Isiolo 5, Wajir Machakos 2, Kilifi 2, Narok 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Samburu 2 and Nyeri 1.