In a press briefing on Tuesday, Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman said the new cases were confirmed following testing of 4,261 samples over the last 24 hours
At the same time, seven more patients have succumbed to the coronavirus disease, pushing the number of fatalities recorded in the country to 209.
51 more people have also recovered from the virus bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,068.
Of the 461 new cases, 432 are Kenyans and 29 foreigners and they are all aged between 1-86 years.
The cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi (248) followed by Machakos (97), Kiambu (20), Kajiado (15), Migori (14), Busia (12), Nakuru (11), Laikipia (7), Nyeri (7), Kilifi (6), Lamu (4), Uasin Gishu (4), Kakamega (3), Kisii (3) Kisumu (2), Makueni (2), Mombasa (1), Bomet (1) and Taita Taveta (1).
So far a total of 225,465 samples have been tested since the outbreak of the disease in the country