One Covid-19 patient at Webuye Health Centre discharged

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Bungoma Health CEC Dr. Anthony Walela

Bungoma County Health CEC Dr Anthony Walela has revealed that one of the truck drivers who tested positive for the Covid-19 in Bungoma County has recovered.

Speaking to West Media, Walela stated that the two patients who were truck drivers were hospitalized at Webuye Health Center, which had been set aside as an isolation ward for any Coronavirus patients in Bungoma County.

“As a county on 3rd May we got two positive Covid-19 cases. Two truck drivers had tested positive and we took them to Webuye Health Centre where they started receiving treatment, one patient is from Meru and the other comes from Vihiga. I want to inform Bungoma residents we are happy with our health workers, whose work has ensured that the patient from Meru has been discharged after testing negative for the virus twice,” said Walela.

However, he said that the second patient is showing signs of recovery and he noted that he might be discharged anytime.

“This other patient from Vihiga is still in the hospital though he is improving, he had breathing problems but as at now he has made progress so within a week or so we hope that he tests negative and we will discharge him too,” said Walela.

The Health CEC urged Bungoma County residents to continue adhering to the directives of the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of the pandemic.

“My message to Bungoma residents is that as a county we are well prepared but I would like our people to continue following the government’s directives in the fight against Corona which include washing of hands, putting on masks, social distancing among others,” he said. Since the first Covid-19 case reported in Kenya in March, Bungoma has 2 cases.