Kenya has reported that 335 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from 5,424 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The total number of cases has now risen to 97,733. In a statement, the Ministry of Health reported 340 patients were discharged after making a full recovery.

This brings the total number of recoveries at 80,306.

"340 patients have recovered from the disease, 261 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 79 have been discharged from various hospitals," a statement from MoH stated.

The death toll increased to 1,702 after eight more patients succumb to the virus. 

Currently, there are 536 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,498 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

An additional 29 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 18 of whom are on ventilatory support and 9 on supplemental oxygen. 2 are on observation.

MoH reported that 10 other patients are separately on supplementary oxygen and are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.