685 more test positive as Covid-19 cases hit 44, 881

Kenya has recorded 685 new Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 44,881.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, while addressing the press on the daily COVID-19 report on Sunday, October 18, revealed that 4,912 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 621,976.

Of the 685 new cases, 635 are Kenyans and 50 are foreigners while 456 are male and 229 female.

The youngest is an one-year-old baby while the oldest is 99 years.
The CS also stated that the country had recorded seven more deaths in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 832.

Kagwe warned of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic referencing the Spanish Flu that hit the globe back in 1918 with the subsequent wave being fatal.

The CS pleaded with the youth to continue adhering to the Covid-19 protocols issued by the Ministry of Health as they constitute a bulk of the country’s population.

According to Kagwe, the spike in the infections was brought about by the relaxing of Covid-19 containment measures coupled with the failure to observe the virus containment measures.

Kagwe revealed that in the last 24 hours 54% of all Covid-19 cases are in age group 20-39 with the majority of Covid-19 deaths are above age of 58.

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