Kenya records 727 new cases from 6,371 samples and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Out of the 727 confirmed cases, 696 are Kenyans while 31 are foreigners.
254 patients have however recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,419.
88 were in home-based care while 166 were discharged from various hospitals in the country.
While speaking today, the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe raised concern on the increasing number of deaths in young people. He further outlined that the youth should stop socializing and gathering to avoid the spread of the virus among them and the community at large.
County distribution of the latest cases is as follows: Nairobi 470, Kiambu 64, Kajiado 25, Kirinyaga 20, Mombasa 16, Migori 15, Busia 13, Machakos 12 and Laikipia 11.
The CS also said that Nairobi remains a hotspot as cases in Kirinyaga also increase rapidly. “We took PPEs to Kiambu county on July, 31. Kiambu is in that state and needs national government support due to the number of deaths and cases,” the CS said.