Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefings while in Mombasa County, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the largest number of COVID-19 cases after 447 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, tally now stands at 8,975.
The new cases are from 3,803 samples tested in the last 24 hours and brings the tally of samples tested so far to 200,311.
Out of the new cases, 280 are men while 167 are women. The youngest, the CS said, was a one-year-old while the eldest was 88.
64 people have been discharged from various hospitals bringing the tally for recoveries to 2,657.
Four more patients lost their lives to the disease pushing the death toll to 173.