COVID-19 cases in Kenya crossed the 6,000-mark after 259 people tested positive from a sample of 2,718 in the last 24 hours.
During the Ministry of Health’s daily briefing on coronavirus on Sunday, Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi also reviewed the death toll had also risen to 143 after two patients succumbed to the virus.
In addition, another 35 people were discharged from various hospitals after recovering from the disease.
Recoveries have now surged to 1,971.
The Health CAS said that of the 259 cases, 256 are Kenyans while three are foreigners.
Among the new COVID-19 patients is an eight-month-old baby.
She said that the number of counties affected by the virus also rose to 41 after Lamu reported its first COVID-19 case.
The 259 positive cases are distributed in counties of Nairobi, 127 cases, Mombasa, 39, Kiambu, 22, Machakos, 16, Busia 11, Makueni, (9), Nakuru, (9), Uasin Gishu, (9), Kilifi, (5), Kajiado, (3), Kisumu, (2), Lamu, (2) Garissa (2), Marsabit, (2), & Kwale, (1) case.
In Nairobi, the cases are from Westlands 31, Dagoretti North 22, Makadara 12, Embakasi East & Langata, 11 cases each, Starehe 7, Roysambu 6, Kasarani 5, Embakasi South, Kamukunji & Kibra, 4, each, Embakasi West 3, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North & Mathare, 2, each, Dagoretti South, 1.
In Mombasa County, the Health ministry reported that the case are from Likoni 13, Mvita 8, Changamwe 7, Jomvu 6, Nyali 4 & Kisauni, 1, case each.
In Kiambu, cases are from Thika, 8, Kiambaa 6, Kiambu town 4, Juja, Kabete, Lari and Ruiru, 1 case each.