However, the positivity rate fell from 20.8 percent on Monday to 15.9 percent.
Of the new infections, 1,051 are Kenyans and 54 are foreigners. 571 female and 534 male. The youngest is a one month old baby while the oldest is 102 years old.
The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 313,677 and the cumulative tests performed so far are 3,111,402.
Nairobi County continues to lead the number of new infections per county with 262 cases, followed by Mombasa 75, Siaya 75, Bomet 74, Kisumu 67, Uasin Gishu 62, Laikipia 61, Nakuru 48, Kilifi 33, Kisii 28, Kakamega 28, Taita Taveta 27, Vihiga 27, Makueni 22, Bungoma 19, Busia 19, Kiambu 18, Embu 15, Nyamira 15, Marsabit 13, Nyandarua 11, Meru 9, Tharaka-Nithi 9, Garissa 7, Homa Bay 7, Murang’a 7 , Nyeri 7, Machakos 7, Kericho 6, Narok 6, Kwale 5, West Pokot 5, Nandi 5, Baringo 4, Mandera 4, Migori 4, Turkana 4, Lamu 3, Kajiado 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2 and Kirinyaga 2.
The total number of recoveries is now 271,893, of which 221,481 are from the home care and isolation program, while 50,412 are from various Healthcare facilities across the country.
Eight deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, all of which were late deaths reported after last week of operational record audits. This brings the total death toll to 5,462.
Mr. Kagwe also mentioned that 1,223 patients are currently being admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 21,411 are being treated under the Home Isolation and Care Program.
According to CS, there are 42 patients in the intensive care unit, 41 of them with ventilator support, while one is being supplied with supplemental oxygen.
Another 298 patients are supplied with supplemental oxygen and 293 of them are guards in general medicine . 5 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
In the statement, the ministry also noted that 10,696,021 vaccines had been administered across the country as of Monday. Of these, 6,077,770 are partially vaccinated, while the fully vaccinated are 4,533,842. Another 24,697 are given to people between the ages of 15 and 18, while 59,712 are booster doses.
The second dose intake of those who received their first dose was 56.8 percent, while the proportion of those fully vaccinated Adults at. was 16.6 percent.