COVID-19 cases in Kenya now reach 1000

Cases of COVID-19 in Kenya have surpassed the 1000 mark after 66 cases were confirmed on Wednesday.

The rise comes as the government intensifies efforts to curb further spread of the infections nationally.

Infections in the country have been increasing daily, since mid-March when the first case was confirmed on a student who had arrived in from the US through the UK.

On Wednesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that the number of confirmed cases now stands at 1,029 with Mombasa County recording the highest number of the new infections at 30.

The Ministry of Health has said that community transmission continues to fuel the spread of the virus across the country with 64 Kenyans testing positive while the other two are foreigners.

All the patients are under medical observation and are in stable condition.