The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced 1,344 new Covid-19 cases from 7,162 samples tested raising the national tally to 64,588.

According to a statement, 24 patients have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours. This brings Kenya's death toll to 1,154.

436 more recoveries were reported bringing the total to 43,095. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 297 were on home-based care and 139 in various hospitals.

Today's Covid-19 positivity rate is at 18.76% following and the active cases are now stand at 20,339.

A total of 1,266 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,898 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

58 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 of whom are on ventilatory support and 31 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 86 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 70 are in the general wards, while 16 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

To date 2,108 healthcare workers who have tested positive for the virus, 1,074 males & 1,034 females. Unfortunately, we have also lost 22 healthcare workers since the pandemic struck.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 322, Kiambu 221, Mombasa 133, Laikipia 72, Uasin Gishu 66, Kericho 65, Nakuru 63, Kajiado 43, Kilifi 40, Kisumu 36, Kwale 32, Migori 32, Machakos 30, Baringo 20, Bomet 19, Nandi 16, Meru 13, Nyeri 12, and Kisii 11.

Embu 11, Mandera 11, Kakamega 8, Murang’a 8, Nyamira 8, Elgeyo Marakwet 5, Turkana 5, Nyandarua 4, Narok 4, Kirinyaga 4, Trans Nzoia 4, Tharaka Nithi 3 Vihiga 3, West Pokot 3, Bungoma 2, Taita Taveta 2, Wajir 2, Busia 2, Makueni 2, Samburu 2, Homabay 2, Siaya 2, and Kitui 1.

In the new cases 1,299 are Kenyans and 45 are foreigners.