During the Covid-19 daily briefing on Sunday, Kenya's Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases comprise 125 males and 42 females.
The national government will intervene directly in the case of Busia County because of the increased number of truck drivers turning positive.
“The high numbers come from extremely targeted testing, if you look at Busia and other border counties, there is a huge number of truck drivers,” he said.
“Opening of bars and sale of alcohol remain banned, those who the flout rules will have licences revoked,” Mr Kagwe said.
The CS thanked those in Nyumba Kumi, especially those in rural areas, who report people coming to their areas from virus epicentres.