Kenya's Covid-19 deaths hit 1,013 as caseload nears 56,000

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

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • CS Kagwe announced that the death toll had increased by 17 to 1,013 andthe number of recovered patients had risen by 231 to 37,194.
  • He said that of Kenya's active cases, 53 were in ICU, 31 of them on ventilatory support and 22 on supplemental oxygen.

Kenya's Covid-19 caseload rose by 685 to 55,877 on Sunday after the testing of 4,433 samples in the last 24 hours, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has reported.

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