Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has announced that the County has recorded 60 positive Covid-19 cases out of a sample of 100 people.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, the Busia County boss says the sixty people found to be Covid-19 positive are 52 students, six teachers and two staff from Salvation Army Kolanya Boys High School in Busia County.
Ojaamong says that the 100 samples were randomly picked for testing at the school adding that the positive cases have been isolated within the school and medical staff deployed to manage them.
The Governor added that the rest of the school fraternity has been quarantined within the school.
Governor Ojaamong disclosed that they have been carrying out testing at Alupe KEMRI laboratories, Busia County Referral Hospital and KEMRI CDC Kisumu.
He said the county’s isolation centres have handled a total of 2,016 cases, most of whom have been discharged, leaving only two patients under medical care.
The Governor announced that COVID-19 fatalities recorded in the county are distributed as follows: Bunyala Sub-county 4, Butula 2, Nambale, Samia, Teso North and Matayos recording one death each.