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68 students, five teachers at Bahati Girls, Nakuru test positive for Covid-19

By Mercy Kahenda | November 5th 2020 at 11:35:42 GMT +0300

Nakuru County Health CEC Kariuki Gichuki confirms Covid-19 cases at Bahati Girls Secondary School.

A team of public health officers has been dispatched to Bahati Girls High School in Bahati, Nakuru County after 68 students and five teachers tested positive for Covid-19.

One of the students who developed complications has been referred to the isolation unit at the Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital (PGH) for treatment.

County Health Executive Dr. Kariuki Gichuki said 115 students have been placed in quarantine.

“A medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the school,” read a statement by Gichuki.

The learners contracted the disease at a time hospitals in Nakuru are reported to be full to capacity.

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Some private facilities are no longer admitting patients, despite the majority being symptomatic.

Last week, Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that public and private facilities are 80 per cent full.

Health Ministry data indicates that by November 3, at least 2,874 people in the county had been infected by the virus with 59 deaths.

At least 36 people have been admitted in hospitals across the county, among them, 1 on supplementary oxygen and five undergoing specialised treatment at Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Nakuru is among counties that have reported a surge in coronavirus cases.

The death rate at the county stands at two per cent.


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