Baringo county is the latest county to record coronavirus cases raising to fourty-five the number of devolved units which have been affected by the disease.
The North rift county account for five of the 440 positive cases diagnosed within 24 hours after 3,197 samples were analyzed.
All the five cases are in Marigat in Baringo South and they are currently in Kaptimbor isolation center.
Meanwhile Kenya recorded 440 new COVID-19 cases raising the country’s caseload to 17,975.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Health further said from the new cases, 437 are Kenyans while three are foreigners, with 286 males and 154 females.
The youngest case is a one-year-old infant, while the oldest is 84.
Nairobi continues to lead in the number of new infections with 326 cases followed by Machakos (32), Kajiado (17), Kiambu (17), Uasin Gishu (13), Mombasa (10), Murang’a (5), Baringo (5), Kilifi (2), Busia (2), Wajir (2), Nandi (2), Nyeri (1), Embu (1), Taita-Taveta (1) and Tharaka-Nithi (1).
At the same time, five more patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the number of fatalities recorded in the country to 285.
Ninety more patients have also been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,833.