The number of covid-19 fatalities in Kenya rose to 839 after 7 more people succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours.
The Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday, October 19, said that there are now 39 individuals in ICU, warning that the possibility of a second wave of the virus hitting the country is high.
The country on Monday recorded 195 new Covid-19 cases bringing the total caseload to 45,076 from a sample of 1,852 tested in the last 24 hours.
The majority of the new cases were Kenyans while 19 were foreigners.
So far the Ministry of Health has tested 623,828 people.
From the cases, 137 are males and 58 females while the youngest is a five-month-old infant and the oldest is 75 years.
There was some positive news as 227 patients have been discharged after recovering bringing the country’s recovery total to 32,084.
Out of this, 146 were discharged from the home-based care programme, while 81 were from various health facilities.
A total of 1,084 people are currently admitted in various hospitals while some 2,480 patients are on home-based care programme.
Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 99, Busia 18, Uasin Gishu 17, Meru 14, Mombasa 10, Kiambu 10, Murang’a 8, Nakuru 7, Kajiado 3, Kisumu and Machakos had 2 cases each with Bungoma, Wajir, Kitui, Nyandarua and Nandi 1 recording one case each.