Detainee at Songhor Police Station in Tindiret tests positive for COVID-19.

Nandi County Covid-19 Committee is on high alert after  a detainee at Songhor Police Station in Tinderet constituency tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

According to Nandi County Health CEC Ruth Koech, the man had reportedly come into contact with nine other detainees at the station thereby raising concerns that the situation might yield more cases.

Koech said health officials will conduct more tests at the station today and take necessary action.

“Our team is already on the ground, they’re doing contact tracing, they’re advising people who are around that area to be tested,” said the CEC.

The police station has already been disinfected to prevent further spread of the virus.

Kenya on Sunday recorded 259 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total number to 6,070.

This is out of 2,718 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests conducted so far is now 165,196.

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