Twenty cases of Indian variant Covid-19 have been reported in Nandi in the past three days due to movement of people from the region to its neighbouring counties of Western region probably from Nandi to Vihiga, Kakamega and Kericho respectively.
Speaking to journalists in Kapsabet town, Nandi County Commissioner Mr. Geoffrey Omoding cited that the new Delta Indian Variant virus is in the county and the general public should be on the lookout by ensuring they fully adhere to the Ministry of health’s Covid-19 protocols to be on the safer side.
Omoding revealed that seven patients out of the total number are currently undergoing treatment at Nandi hills isolation center while the rest are under home based care being monitored.
He added that the county has eighty six active cases and nine hundred and twenty three positive cases from ten thousand one hundred and fifty tested samples.
The Commissioner cited that the infection has been attributed by the movement of people between Nandi and its neighbouring counties of south Rift and Western region respectively and the variant has been established to be affecting the younger population.
“I want to ask all the residents of Nandi to take extra measures in keeping themselves safe from Covid-19 pandemic which has been a threat to lives,” he insisted.
He noted that Nandi County will soon be on a possible lock down if the residents won’t observe Covid-19 protocols as directed by the Ministry of health thus appealed to the general public to consider taking precautions.