•Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday that the new cases are from a sample size of 3,074.
•The cumulative tests done to date are 793,026.
The number of positive cases of coronavirus in the country has hit 70,804 following the confirmation of 559 cases in the last 24 hours.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday that the new cases are from a sample size of 3,074.
The cumulative tests done to date are 793,026.
From the cases 541 are Kenyans and 18 are foreigners.
In terms of gender, 336 are males and 223 females.
The youngest is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 82.
Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 278, Meru 82, Kilifi 41, Mombasa 41 Kiambu 27, Machakos 16, Uasin Gishu 15, Kajiado 9, Isiolo 8, Nyeri 6, Busia 4, Kakamega 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Garissa 3, Muranga 3 and Mandera 3.
Kwale has 2, Marsabit 2, Nakuru 2, Kirinyaga 1, Vihiga 1, Homabay 1, Taita Taveta 1, West Pokot 1, Tana River 1, Kitui 1, Kisumu 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.
Langata led with 42 cases in Nairobi.
Another 478 patients have recovered, , 337 from the home-based care programme, while 141 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 46,244.
However, another 18 patients have died, bringing the fatality to 1,287.
Kagwe said following a meeting with officials of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union and another with the National Emergency Response Committee, it was resolved that governors start considering specific surgical measures, to curtail the spread of the virus in their respective counties.
He said that while plans to ensure health care workers and others seeking medical assistance are catered for are in place, Kenyans must not forget containment measures in funerals, weddings, burials and any other social functions.
"Gatherings have been widely abused. I am appealing to NGAO, the police and all enforcement agencies to be guided by the directives issued by His Excellency the President when he addressed the nation recently and enforce those directives without reservations," he said.
"We must not run away from our responsibilities as individuals. On our part, we continue to advise and urge adherence to laid down protocols. These protocols are not for some people only. "
Kagwe urged those who suspect or test positive for Covid-19 not to expose anybody, including healthcare workers to this virus.
"If you go to a health facility suspecting Covid-19, please ensure that you have appropriately worn your face mask and inform triage nurses that you have Covid-19 like symptoms, so that they can take appropriate protective measures," he said.