Kenya has confirmed 176 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours, the country's case load now stands at 35,969.

The new cases were detected after testing 4,115 samples in various labs around the country.

Of the new cases, 171 were Kenyan nationals while 5 were foreigners with 132 accounting for infections among male persons and 44 among females.

The youngest infected person was a three-month-old infant while the eldest was a 78-year-old.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Distribution by county was as follows: Nairobi (32), Nakuru (29), Mombasa (22), Kajiado (14), Kisii (9), kiambu (7), Garissa, Nyeri, Migori, Kisumu and Vihiga (6 each), Uasin Gishu, Kwale and Meru (5 cases each), Narok (3), Kericho, Nyandarua, Busia and Kitui (2 each), Murang'a. Homabay, Kilifi, Laikipia, Embu, Machakos and Baringo (1 each).

Deaths and Recoveries

A total of 329 recoveries were reported for the day, 43 from the home-based care programme and 286 from various hospitals.

Kenya's total number of recoveries now stands at 22,771.

Death toll stands at 619 after three more people succumbed to the disease.