The Health ministry has raised concern over cross infection cases in healthcare facilities, saying both public and private institutions need to be alert.
Speaking at Afya House where she gave the daily briefing on the Covid-19 situation in Kenya, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi (pictured) said the success of measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus is pegged on everyone's input, not just the Health Ministry.
As the country recorded 278 new cases, Kenya's positive Covid-19 tally now stands at 5,811.
Dr Mwangangi said hospitals and health workers not observing proper procedures to stop infections will lead to overburdening the facilities and hamper efforts to flatten the curve.
On the matter of Shalom Hospital, the CAS insisted that the hospital is not closed.
However, it will not be taking in new patients.
Admitting that there was a case of cross infection, the Health Ministry stated that the 122 admitted at Shalom shall be attended to and placed in quarantine until the facility is declared safe.
Previously, Health Ag Director-General Patrick Amoth urged all hospitals to check for coronavirus-like symptoms for all patients.