Walela stated that so far no death has been reported from Covid-19 positive patients admitted at Webuye Isolation centre.

Two people have tested positive of Coronavirus in Bungoma county.

This raises the number to 18 since the first case was reported in the country but 12 have been discharged from Webuye Isolation centre after turning negative.
Confirming the incidents, the county health and sanitation CEC Dr.Antony Walela called on residents to observe all the Government directives to stop the surging number.
In the first incident, A 60 year old man from Huruma, Mathare Constituency in Nairobi County picked a North Rift shuttle to Bungoma. 

The patient hails from Milima village in Nalutiri Tongaren Constituency.
“While on the way, he started feeling unwell, and upon arriving at Bungoma bus stage, he took a Boda Boda Ride to St Damiano hospital, his preferred health facility. The Clinician at the hospital decided to do a Covid 19 test on this man that had a breathing difficulty and fever. It turned out to be positive,” said Dr.Walela.
He added, “All this took place on Wednesday 15 July 2020. The Patient is now at Webuye Isolation ward. We are following up with North Rift to isolate all those who travelled with the patient,”.

He said that it may be difficult to find the Bodaboda rider and all those he will transmit the disease to(if at all they did not protect themselves).
In another incident, Dr.Walela says that on Thursday, there were two women who were remanded at Bumula Police cells pending imprisonment. 
“One of them turned positive, she will not head to Prison until she recovers, this follows introduction of mandatory testing for all convicts/Remandees before Remand. Once the magistrates remand them, Prison Officers sent them back to Police cells till Covid results are out in between one or two days,” he said.
He said that the mandatory testing helps in preventing the spread of the disease to Prisons.
Walela stated that so far no death has been reported from Covid-19 positive patients admitted at Webuye Isolation centre.

“The disease has so far claimed the lives of four Bungoma residents but who were working outside the county, no local has also succumbed to the disease,” stated Walela.
The latest cases of senior people who died of the disease include Dr.Doreen Adisa Lugaliki who was buried in Tongaren and Prof.Maurice Mang’oli who was buried in Bungoma town.

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