Kenya nears 50,000 Covid-19 cases as death toll hits 902

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses a press conference at Afya House in Nairobi on October 18, 2020, on the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya.

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe reported 931 more infections following testing of 6,691 samples for the virus in the last 24 hours, raising the caseload to 49,721.
  • As of October 25, Mr Kagwe said, 18 patients were in intensive care units (ICU), 49 on supplementary oxygen and 16 in high dependency units (HDU).

The deaths of six more Covid-19 patients in Kenya has raised the total number of fatalities to 902, the Health ministry announced in its daily update on the pandemic on Sunday.

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