Bomet County tracing 178 people after 9 health workers test positive for COVID-19

Bomet County tracing 178 people after 9 health workers test positive for COVID-19
Longisa County Referral Hospital in Bomet. PHOTO| COURTESY

Bomet County Government is tracing some 178 people who might have been exposed to COVID-19 after coming into contact with 9 medical practitioners who tested positive for the virus at Longisa County Referral Hospital.

The results caused panic and confusion in the health facility where fumigation was done on Monday right from the wards, laboratories, waiting areas, corridors among others.

More tests were also conducted from among health workers within the facility, some of whom have kept away fearing for the worst.

Those seeking health services have been asked to be cautious and minimize movement within the hospital.

This as the national COVID-19 caseload hit 17,975 after 440 new cases were confirmed Monday, out of 3,197 samples tested.

The virus continues to take a toll on men as they registered 286 against 154 women who tested positive in the last 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health, Baringo County became the latest county to register a case bringing the number of counties to 45 out of all 47 counties.

While 90 people recovered bringing the total recoveries to 7,833, five people lost their lives bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 285.

Counties on the other hand are rushing to meet the 300 isolation bed capacity as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in order to combat the disease that continues to ravage the world.

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