Kenya's Covid-19 case load has risen to 53,797 after 1,185 new cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.

The new cases were detected after testing 9,851 samples, bringing the cumulative number of tests done in the country to 687,000.

The youngest new patient was an 11-month-old infant while the eldest was a 96-year-old.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that 1,119 patients are admitted in hospitals while 4,440 patients are under the home-based-care programme.

Forty one patients were said to be in ICU, 26 of whom were said to be on ventilatory support while 15 were on supplementary oxygen.

Nairobi county continues to be leading in the number of confirmed cases at 25,226.

Deaths and Recoveries

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 17 more people had succumbed to the virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 981.

257 more people were discharged after recovering from the disease; 203 from home-based care programme and 54 from various hospitals.

He urged Kenyans to follow the Ministry of Health safety regulations even as cases continue to upsurge.