“So far we have taken samples from the deceased who collapsed and died on spot taken it to Kemri Kisumu, we shall establish whether he had succumbed to Covid-19 or not,” said Walela.

One of the suspected Covid-19 patient has escaped from Webuye KMTC Isolation Centre.

Bungoma County health and sanitation executive Dr.Antony Walela says the suspect escaped through the toilet window and has not been rearrested.
“A suspect who had been arrested in Webuye town had been placed in our KMTC quarantine centre escaped through the toilet window and I blame our security personal for the unfortunate incident, he is still at large,” said Walela.
Speaking at Tulumba in Bumula constituency on August 21 during the mass to remember the former paramount Chief Sudi Namachanja, he said the suspect had been arrested by police officers based at Webuye police station and taken to Webuye KMTC quarantine centre for flouting curfew directive but managed to escape.

Walela said that those who died, one was admitted patient and whose Corona status results were expected on August 21 but he died yesterday at the Webuye Kenya Medical Training (KMTC) quarantine Centre after collapsing.
“The patient (a male 53 years from Lugulu village) had been on drugs at Webuye sub county hospital but he wasn’t taking drugs for the underlying conditions, so he was taken to the quarantine centre but unfortunately collapsed and died afterwards,” said Walela.

He also elaborated that another patient collapsed and died on spot near Webuye campus of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, he had been having breathing problems that appeared not normal.
“So far we have taken samples from the deceased who collapsed and died on spot taken it to Kemri Kisumu, we shall establish whether he had succumbed to Covid-19 or not,” said Walela.
So far a total Covid 19 cases in Bungoma is 45, discharged 26, admitted in hospital 6, deaths 4. ( Sirisia, Kabuchai and Webuye) and home based care 11.
“We have also had burials in Bungoma County following deaths outside the county related to Covid-19 cases,” said Walela.

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