By Richard Saka in Trans-Nzoia County
Healthcare workers in Trans-Nzoia County have begun the tracing of persons who came into contact with a 15-year-old girl, who has tested positive for coronavirus.
The teenager is said to have travelled from Mombasa to her parents’ rural home in Botwa Village, Karara area in Trans-Nzoia East. It remains unclear how the girl managed to flout the 21-day travel restriction.
Health officials in Trans-Nzoia told K24 Digital that the girl confessed to having interacted closely with her two brothers, who have since been placed under mandatory quarantine at Kitale Level 4 Hospital.
The healthcare workers have also traced six of the siblings’ neighbours, who have also been taken to quarantine.
As of Saturday noon (May 23), further contact-tracing in Botwa Village was underway.
Trans-Nzoia County, on Friday, May 22, registered one of the 52 new COVID-19 cases announced by Health minister Mutahi Kagwe. Kenya’s total coronavirus infections, at the time, stood at 1, 161.
The figure has since gone up to 1, 192 after 31 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.