Kenya has in the last 24 hours registered 143 COVID-19 cases from a 3,854 sample size, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman has confirmed.
This brings the total number of cases in the country so far to 35,603.
Since the pandemic hit back in March, 485,836 tests have been carried out.
All the newly detected infections were Kenyan nationals except 14 who were foreigners. Age-wise, the youngest case was a 9 month-old infant while the oldest was 83.
85 of the new cases were males while 58 were females.
In terms of distribution in the counties, Nairobi registered 35 cases, Kitui 23, Mombasa , Kiambu, Nakuru each had 9 cases, Kajiado, Kisumu with 5 cases each, Nyeri, Uasin Gishu with 2 cases each and Migori, Taita Taveta each recording 1 case.
On a positive note, 490 patients recovered from the virus; 248 were on the home-based care programme while 242 were admitted in various health facilities.
The total number of recoveries has as a result shot to 22,047.
The death toll rose to 612 following the death of 5 patients.