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Inpatient visits reduced as County sets to stop rising infections.

Nyamira County has set a number of measures to curb the rising Covid-19 infections.
Among the stringent measures announced by the County Governor H.E Amos Nyaribo include the reduction of admissions to hospitals to only critically ill patients for the next thirty days.

Speaking to the press at his office, the governor said that the rising number of infections and recorded deaths countrywide is a clear indication that the virus is here with us hence the need for the people to be careful.

“For the time being we shall disallow care givers in the wards for the next 30 days and all the inpatients to be screened before admission,” said the governor adding that all bodies shall be buried within three days of death while night vigils remain banned until further notice.

He added that all mortuaries shall release bodies for burial between 8.00am to 12.00pm while convoys for funeral processions shall be limited to maximum three vehicles.

“Since Confirmation of our first case on 13th June 2020, the county has so far tested 4160 people with 526 positives cases. This reflects a cumulative positivity rate of 12.6%.Out of the recorded cases so far, 305 are Male while 221 are female,” noted governor Nyaribo.
He added that four hundred and eighty two (482) patients have been managed under the home based care program with 387 recoveries. Forty four (44) have been managed from our County Referral Hospital with four deaths thus case fatality rate of 0.76%.
The county currently has 94 active cases all under home based care.
The governor noted that the majority of the cases (33%) in the County are contributed by youths 31-40yrs.
“I urge all Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) operators plying within Nyamira to ensure all passengers are properly wearing masks at all times and carry maximum of 60% of the normal capacity,” said governor Nyaribo.
He advised County staff to avoid physical meetings in the County offices whereby offices with more than 10 officers will be holding virtual meetings, where necessary.