This is after 3,077 samples were tested, a number that is the highest in the country since the first covid-19 case was recorded on March 13, 2020.
Speaking during the daily briefing from Afya House, Kagwe announced that of the 123 cases, Nairobi had the highest at 85, Mombasa (24), Kiambu (4) and Garissa, Kitui, Kilifi, Busia and Uasin Gishu with one case each.
“The cases are now spread in 35 hospitals in the country,” Kagwe stated in the presser.
In terms of distribution in Nairobi County, Mathare reported 33 cases, Kibra (14), Embakasi West (12), Embakasi central (4),Westlands (4), Makadara (3), Ruaraka (3), Kamukunji (3) Starehe (2), Dagoreti North (2), Roysambu (1), Langata (1), Embakasi North (1) and Embakasi South (1).
In Mombasa, Mvita and Changamwe still have the highest Covid-19 cases with nine and four respectively reported in the last 24 hours.
He added that seven were in critical condition while three more had succumbed to the disease bringing the number to 55.
Kagwe disclosed that two of the three who succumbed were suffering from diabetes while the other was battling breast cancer.
The Health CS added that the youngest case reported was of a one-year-old baby.
Further, he emphasized on the measures set by the government including social distancing, wearing of masks and washing of hands regularly, warning Kenyans of going about their normal lives, oblivious of the consequences.
“People die alone, they don’t die as a group. It is important to take precaution as an individual,” Kagwe warned.