Kenya's coronavirus cases have increased after 218 more people tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 5,424 tested in the last 24 hours.

According to the Health Ministry, the national tally now stands at 37,707.

The Covid-19 death toll rose by 13 to 682 on Friday, the highest number recorded in a 24-hour period over the last few days.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 170 more patients had recovered, 91 in health facilities and 79 in the home-based care programme, raising the country's total number of recovered patients to 24,504.