68 students and five teachers at Bahati Girls secondary School in Nakuru have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease.
68 students, 5 teachers test positive for Covid-19 in Bahati Girls
115 others are in quarantine
In a statement, Nakuru County Health CEC Dr. Kariuki Gichuki said one of the students who tested positive the virus developed complications, and is currently being attended to at the Nakuru PGH Covid-19 isolation and management centre.
“We wish to inform the public that 68 students and 5 teachers in Bahati Girls Secondary School have tested positive for Covid-19 and are in isolation. 115 other students are on quarantine,” read part of the statement.
Dr. Gichuki stated that a medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers who are in isolation at the institution.
He added that a team from the Health Department in the county has been conducting prevention and management for learning institution across the county of Nakuru, targeting teachers, non-teaching staff and students.
This comes barely a week after after 52 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates in Kolanya Boys High School tested positive for Covid-19.
6 teachers from the institution also tested positive for the deadly virus, and two other members of the support staff.
Covid-19 cases have been on the rise across the country, with schools being among the most affected despite having only candidates continuing with their studies.
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