Wycliffe Oparanya, the Kakamega Governor on Thursday, March 26, announced that a 19-year-old student had tested positive for coronavirus.
Citizen Digital was the first to report the governor announced that the student, who has since been confirmed to have been among the total of 28 cases reported as of on Wednesday, March 25, had also been carried by a Boda Boda rider on arrival to the county, who was also being quarantined.
The County boss added that the student’s family members were also undergoing a medical check-up.
Oparanya also disclosed that an MCA was among four people who had been asked to self-quarantine for fears that he had also been infected.
Following his announcement, the governor asked all county government staff to remain home for 15 days to curb the spread of the virus.
Health Chief Officer Beatrice Etemesi stated that the student had been isolated at the Mwihila Mission Hospital in Khwisero sub-county, Kakamega county.
Speaking to a local news site, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that the student was among the cases that were reported by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, March 25.
The president announced that three more Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases had been confirmed in the country, adding that one of the patients had made a full recovery.
Speaking during a press briefing at State House Nairobi, the president announced the good news and further revealed that numerous other cases had been found negative after testing.
On Thursday, March 26, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi announced that there were three more confirmed cases, bringing the total number to 31.
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