The Kakamega County Disease Surveillance Team has intensified contact tracing of the people who interacted with a confirmed COVID-19 positive case.
In a message to newsrooms this afternoon, Kakamega Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Museve Kutima says that three senior Kakamega County officers whose blood samples were taken for analysis after traveling from Italy have tested negative.
Prof. Museve says that twenty people from five sub-counties in Kakamega have been put under quarantine.
Out of these, 13 interacted with the index case under medication in Nairobi.
Museve asserts that the County has set aside funds for supporting all health facilities to be able to handle any suspected case of COVID-19.
Just like several other counties, Kakamega County has received a consignment from National Government through KEMSA to help in the fight against the spread of the virus.
The County has stepped up the training program for various groups and a total of 15,747 personnel have been sensitized. The training is still ongoing.
Public Health personnel are continuing with the fumigation of offices. They are also expected to fumigate the Kakamega main market.
The water department has ensured that all essential services providers such as hospitals, markets and shopping centres among others are connected with water.
In an effort to contain the spread of Corona Virus, the County administration has directed that all mines in the County be closed with immediate effect.