The number of COVID-19 cases maintained an upward trend as 389 people tested positive from 4,829 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The total number of positive cases in the country now stands at 7,577 from cumulative tests of 185,035 samples.
All except three of the positive cases are Kenyans. According to disaggregation by gender, 266 are males and 123 are females, while by age; the youngest is one year old, and the oldest 93 years.
This is the highest number to be recorded since the first case was reported in March.
88 more people have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing to 2,236 the total number of recoveries while five others succumbed raising the death toll to 159.
¨As we celebrate the recoveries, it is saddening to note that, we have also lost another (5) more patients to the disease. This brings to 159 the total number of fatalities. Our sincere condolences and prayers go to the families and friends that have lost their loved ones¨, read a statement.
All positive cases are distributed in the following Counties; Nairobi, (248), Kajiado, (36), Kiambu, (27), Mombasa, (23), Busia, (17), Machakos, (10), Migori, (9), Kitui, (6), Makueni, (3), Uasin Gishu, (3), Nakuru, (2), Kilifi, (2), Garissa, (1), Muranga, (1) and Narok, (1) case.
The cases in Nairobi are distributed as follows; in Nairobi; Dagoretti North, (55), Kibra, (40), Langata, (33), Ruaraka, (17), Westlands, (14), Embakasi East, (13), Makadara, (13), Roysambu, (11), Embakasi South, and Kasarani (8) cases each, Mathare, Starehe, Embakasi Central, and Embakasi West, (7), cases each, Embakasi North (5), and Kamukunji (3).
In Kajiado, the 36 cases are from; Kajiado Central, (32), Kajiado East and Kajiado North, (2) cases each, while in Kiambu, the 27 cases are in; Kiambaa, Kikuyu and Ruiru (6) cases each, Kabete and Kiambu town, (4) cases each and Thika Town, one (1) case.
In Mombasa, the cases are from; Mvita, (9), Nyali (6), Jomvu, (3), Likoni, (2), Kisauni, (2)/ and Changamwe, one (1) case while in Busia, the cases are from; Teso North, (12) and Matayos, (5), while in Machakos, the 10 cases are in; Athi River, (8), and Matangulu (2).
In Migori, all the (9) cases are in Kuria West, while in Kitui, all the (6) cases are from Kitui West. Makueni, has (3) cases in Makueni (2), and one (1) case in Kibwezi East, while all the (3) cases in Uasin Gishu are from Ainabkoi.
In Nakuru, the (2) cases are from; Nakuru East one (1), and Nakuru West, one (1). In Kilifi, the (2) cases are in; Kaloleni (1) and Kilifi North (1). Garissa has (1) case in Daadab, Muranga (1) case in Kihara and Narok (1) case in Narok North.