Nandi County has raised a red flag over the rising cases of COVID-19 cases in the county.
Cases in the county bare now at 122, with 51 being reported within a period of one week alone.
County executive committee member of health Ruth Koech has said that people have become reluctant in adhering to Covid 19 measures causing the increase of the spread.
“Out of 122 cases reported in Nandi, 51 alone were registered in one week making it 40 percent of the total cases.”
She revealed that among the active cases seven are remandees at the kapsabet prisons.
She said that the county team of enforcement will crack down on bars, restaurants and all the places flouting Covid rules.
” I urge the residents to continue wearing masks, proper sanitization as well as keeping a social distance. ” she said.
Koech further said the patients were 76 but within a week the number had risen.
The Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe yesterday announced 685 new cases of the coronavirus, tested from 4,912 samples.
The Cabinet Secretary was addressing the press at Afya House shortly after holding a brief with the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus.
CS Kagwe said new infections indicate a 12% positivity rate compared to the 4% positivity rate before COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.
The new cases push Kenya’s total coronavirus caseload to 44,881 cases from the 621,976 samples tested so far.