Covid-19: Kenya reports 17 more deaths as cases jump by 1,185

Health minister Mutahi Kagwe address county executives for health at Whitesands hotel in Mombasa on October 29 2020 ahead of a press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya.

Photo credit: Laban Walloga

What you need to know:

  • Addressing the press in Mombasa County, CS Kagwe announced 1,185 new infections following the testing of 9,851 samples in the last 24 hours.
  • Of all the reported patients in the country, 1,119 are hospitalised, 41 of them in intensive care units (ICU) and 26 on ventilator support as of Friday.

Kenya on Friday recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 infections, with Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe sounding yet another warning amid a resurgence of cases.

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