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KAKAMEGA COUNTY WEEKLY COVID-19 STATEMENT BY DEPUTY GOVERNOR H.E. PROF. PHILIP MUSEVE KUTIMA ON 6TH APRIL 2020

The Kakamega County Government has put in place the following measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the County;

β€’A total of 22,328 patients have been screened in Health facilities across the county. So far 10 patients have been put in isolation, five at County Referral & General Hospital (CGH), three at St. Mary’s Hospital and two at Butere Sub County hospital.

β€’The County has trained 21 laboratory staff on sample collection and dispatched them to various health facilities.

β€’More sample Collection and Viral Transportation trainings are ongoing at the sub county level to ease anticipated upsurge at the CGH.

β€’A total of 30,586 people have been sensitized on the COVID-19 pandemic. They include Health care workers, religious leaders, prison inmates, county administrators and the general public especially at market areas and supermarkets. The on-going exercise targets business community and more members of the public.

β€’Kakamega County General Hospital received sanitizers from the National Government.
The County Government has identified Sub County isolation wards/rooms as follows;

β€’In conjunction with the National government we have also identified quarantine facilities with a bed capacity of between 150 to 1,000 people in the Sub Counties.

All these measures are for the safety and good of all citizens and therefore urge everyone to strictly adhere to them.

My passionate appeal to all citizens is that they maintain a high degree of self-hygiene and discipline in the fight against COVID-19 spread.

-End of statement

Also present were County Commisioner Pauline Dola, CECM for Health services Rachel Okumu and Chief Officer Dr. Beatrice Etemesi, among other senior government officers from both levels of government.