Ten healthcare workers at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital have tested positive for the new coronavirus.
“Five health workers are nurses at the outpatient antenatal clinic, one is a medical officer at the Margaret Kenyatta Mother Baby maternity wing. Two others are nurses working at the hospital’s eye clinic and two surgeons,” Dr Joseph Mburu, the Nakuru Level Five Hospital Medical Superintendent said.
“All the healthcare workers are in a stable condition. The medical officer at the Margaret Kenyatta Mother Baby maternity wing is asymptomatic and has not been showing any Covid-19 symptoms until he tested positive,” Dr Mburu said.
Operations at the hospital’s eye clinic have been scaled down, but the largest maternity facility in the South Rift region, the Margaret Kenyatta Mother Baby maternity wing, is still operational under strict Covid-19 regulations.
Nakuru has so far recorded at least 1,260 cases of Covid-19. On Thursday, the county recorded 37 new cases.