• The new cases emerged from 3,803 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.
•A total of 200,311 samples have been tested to date.
Kenya on Thursday reported 447 new cases, bringing to 8,975 the total number of infections.
This is the highest daily cases record since onset of pandemic in the country.
The new cases emerged from 3,803 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.
A total of 200,311 samples have been tested to date.
Out of the new cases, 280 male and 167 are female. In terms of age, the youngest is a one-year old infant while the oldest is 88 years old.
Some 64 patients were discharged, raising number of recoveries in the country to 2,657.
However four more patients have died to the virus increasing the number of fatalities to 173.
From the positive cases 405 are Kenyans while 42 are foreigners.
The cases are distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi 318, Kiambu 33, Kajiado 25, Nakuru 23, Machakos 18, Mombasa 14, Uasin-Gishu (7), Busia (3), Laikipia (2), Kericho (1), Makueni (1), Migori, (1), and Turkana (1).
In sub-counties the cases are distributed as follows; in Nairobi, the 318 cases are in; Dagoretti North (70), Westlands (43) Kibra (40), Embakasi East (35), Ruaraka (25), Starehe (20), Makadara (14), Emabakasi West (13), Embakasi South (11), Kasarani (10), Langata (10), Roysambu (9), Embakasi Central (6) and Embakasi South, Embakasi North, Kamukunji and Mathare (3), cases each.
In Kiambu the 33 cases are in Ruiru (12), Kikuyu and Kabete (4) cases each, Kiambaa (3), Thika, Lari and Kiambu, (2) cases each, Kabete, and cases each, Limuru, Githunguri, Gatundu South, and Juja one (1), cash each.
In Kajiado, the 25 cases are in; Kajiado North (10). Kajiado Central and Loitokotok (6), cases each, and Kajiado East (3) while in Nakuru the 23 cases are in; Molo (23), Nakuru East (2), Gilgal, Naivasha and Nakuru West one (1) case each.
In Machakos, the 18 cases are in Athi River 17 and Machakos one (1) while in Mombasa, the 14 cases are in; Mvita (8), Changamwe (4), Jomvu and Likoni one (1) case each.
In Uasin Gishu the (7) cases are in; Turbo (6) and Kesses one (1). In Busia all the (3) cases are in Teso North,
in Laikipia all the (2) cases are in Laikipia East, in Kericho (1) case is in Ainamoi and in Makueni (1) case is in Makueni Town.
In Migori one (1) case is in Kuria East and in Turkana (1) case is in Turkana West.
Speaking from Mombasa, the CS said applauded the county officials for its heightened virus control measures.
The county currently has more than 1,663 active cases and Kagwe projected the numbers to escalate.
He urged Kenyans to put pressure on their county leaders to put healthcare a priority since the pandemic has become a new normal.
"Even those counties that have not reported any cases remain at risk and therefore should remain vigilant to control the pandemic," he said.
Kagwe reiterated the importance of self responsibility in taming the virus in the country.
"With the relaxation of some of the restrictions, the responsibility shift to us," he said.