260 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Kenya, making it the largest number of infections recorded in the country in a single day.
This raises the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 4,738, the Health Ministry announced on Sunday.
The 260 new coronavirus patients include 254 Kenyans and six foreign nationals with the youngest being seven months old while the oldest is 90 years old.
More than half (157) of the new infections are from Nairobi followed by Mombasa with 42, Kwale (15), and Kiambu (14).
Othera are Machakos (9), Kajiado (7), Migori (3), Nakuru (3), Busia (3), Homabay (2), Kilifi (1), Kisii (1), Kisumu (1), Kakamega (1), and Laikipia (1).
The death toll from Covid-19 rose by two to 123 while the number of recoveries jumped to 1,607 after 21 more patients were discharged from various hospitals across the country.
“It is evident that COVID-19 will be with us longer and it will stretch our healthcare system, it is our personal responsibility to ensure we observe the containment measures to fight the disease,” said Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
The ministry said each of the country’s 47 counties will have at least 300 Covid-19 isolation beds by next week.
100 days after Kenya posted its first Covid-19 case, 140,012 samples have been examined for the disease.