Kakamaga County has confirmed its first patient to test positive for the coronavirus disease.

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya revealed that the patient is a 19-year-old student, who recently returned from overseas.

The governor said that all the individuals who came into contact with the patient have been traced.

A boda boda rider who carried the student when he arrived in the town is quarantined at Kakamega County Referral Hospital.

Immediate family members have been subjected to tests and asked to self-isolate themselves for 14 days.

However, it was not immediately established if the student was among persons who recently come from overseas and refused to self-quarantine.

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The county boss also disclosed that an MCA was among the four people being monitored after getting exposed to Covid-19.

Oparanya has already asked all county staff to stay indoors for the next 15 days to prevent themselves from contracting the dreaded disease.

Kakamega administration has released screening machines for testing suspected cases of Covid-19 across the county.

Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, 25th March, said the country had recorded 28 positive coronavirus cases.

He condemned persons coming from overseas and ignoring the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period.

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