Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced 271 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours out of a sample size of 5,380 bringing the cumulative cases in the country to 97,398.

The 271 cases are distributed across as follows: Nairobi 117, Meru 44, Bungoma 21, Machakos 15, Kilifi 12, Busia 11, Nakuru 10, Mombasa 9, Kisumu 8, Homabay 5, Kiambu 5, Embu 4, Kajiado and Kisii 3 cases each, Kwale, Lamu, Migori, and Siaya 1 case each

The total samples tested in the country now stands at 1,070,249.

Four patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,694.

609 patients are reported to have recovered from the disease, 502 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 107 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 79,966.

27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support and 9 on supplemental oxygen while 2 are on observation.