Covid-19 has infected 1,127 more people in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 5,393 in Kenya.

The total number of infections now stands at 123,167. The number of recoveries also rose to 90,586 after 210 patients were discharged.

An additional 25 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll now to 2048.

Earlier Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists' Union (KMPDU) acting Secretary-General Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda urged members of the public and the government alike to step up in the fight against Covid-19.

He warned that the effect of the pandemic had intensified, stating that all Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in the country are full.

Covid Surge Kenya

Dr Mwachonda urged Kenyans to adhere to the set Covid-19 mitigation measures to avoid overwhelming the already stretched facilities in the country.

"This month has recorded an increase in healthcare workers infection. There are currently 10 doctors admitted in various facilities across the country and this indicates the need for extra precaution from members of the public seeking healthcare services in our hospitals," Mwachonda stated.

He urged the Ministry of Health to expedite the renewal of contracts for 156 healthcare workers hired to isolation and treatment centres across the country.

"County governments should address grievances at the workplace to avoid industrial unrest and provision of PPEs," Mwachonda urged.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua also urged Kenyans to take necessary precautions to avoid infection and spread of the virus, adding that ICU beds in the county are full.

The county recorded 66 new infections out of the 1,127 cases reported on Tuesday, March 13.