52 students, 6 teachers and 2 non-teaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Salvation Army Kolanya Boys High School in Busia County bringing a total number of 60 cases in just one school.
The sixty positive cases were established from a hundred samples that randomly picked for testing at the institution. Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong confirmed the case to the press on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.
Addressing the press Ojaamong stated that the positive cases have been isolated at the school premises and medical staff have been stationed to guide and maintain them.
The Governor said that the rest of the learners, teachers and support staff have been quarantined within the school compound.
The Governor revealed that testing exercise has been ongoing at Alupe KEMRI laboratories, at the Busia County Referral Hospital and KEMRI CDC Kisumu.
He announced that the county’s isolation centres have managed to handle over 2000 cases, most of whom have been discharged, leaving only 2 cases under medical care.
The Governor Sospeter stated that COVID-19 fatalities recorded in Busia county are disseminated as follows: Bunyala Sub-county 4, Butula Sub-county 2, Nambale Sub-county, Samia Sub-County, Teso North and Matayos reporting one death each.
This comes even as the Education Cabinet Secretary professor George Magoha maintains that schools will remain open despite the spike in coronavirus cases in schools.
The Education CS has maintained that learners are safer at school than at home even as the education task force is yet to meet and decide the fate of the rest of learners who are still at home waiting for the ministry’s directive.