The number of Covid-19 confirmed cases in Kenya has reached 19,125 after 544 people tested positive in 24 hours.
The 544 cases were drawn from a sample of 5,259 according to an announcement made by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
The total number of samples tested so far stands at 289,759 as the Ministry of Health continues to carry out targeted tests.
340 men have tested positive in 24 hours while 204 were women. The number of men compared to women getting infected with Covid-19 has been rising.
A total of 113 people have recovered from the virus taking the total of recoveries to 8,021. The Ministry of Health says most of the recoveries are for those patients who are on home-based care.
At the same time, 12 patients have succumbed to the virus taking the total number of fatalities to 311. On Tuesday, 14 patients died from the virus.
The Ministry says the number of positive cases will continue to rise if Kenyans will continue ignoring the guidelines that are put in place by the Ministry of Health.
The government, among other measures closed down bars and clubs indefinitely after it emerged that they were encouraging Kenyans to go against the set guidelines.
The sale of alcohol in eateries and restaurants was also banned for 30 days and those found going against the directive will be arrested and their licenses revoked permanently.
In Kiambu County, business owners are counting losses after officials from the County Government broke into their bars and clubs and destroyed their products in an effort to discourage them from selling to the public.
A section of Kenyans is, however, faulting the government for allowing churches to resume operations saying some are encouraging the spread of the virus by failing to observe the social distance rule.
The cases are also rising at the time the country is planning for the resumption of international flights on August 1.