Kisumu County has recorded three new Covid-19 cases, Governor Peter Anyang Nyong’o has confirmed.
In a statement issued on Monday, 25th May, Governor Nyong’o said the three cases were confirmed on Saturday, 23rd May. Two of the three patients are truck drivers who had travelled from South Sudan to Uganda then to Kisumu through Busia border.
“The two drivers were intercepted by the public health surveillance team, having travelled all the way from South Sudan into Uganda before proceeding to Kenya,” said Nyong’o.
The county boss said that the two drivers have been admitted to an isolation ward at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The third case is a woman who had travelled with 19 other persons from Nairobi to Nyando Sub-County to attend a funeral.
“All the 20 were screened and tested for Covid-19. This case, having travelled back to Nairobi, has been referred to Nairobi Metropolitan surveillance teams and is currently in an isolation facility,” said Nyong’o.
He, however, clarified that no resident of Kisumu had tested positive for the deadly virus and called upon the general public to stay vigilant and report any cases of Covid-19.
“We continue to urge the general public to adhere to all government directives and public health Covid-19 containment measures. The general public should continue to be vigilant and report any cases of travel or Covid-19 like symptoms to public health officials. Such signals can also be reported via our Toll-Free Covid-19 Response Call Center 0800 720 575,” he said.
As of today, positive Covid-19 cases in the country had risen to 1,286 after the Ministry of Health confirmed an additional 72 cases.