Two residents of Kakamega County have been quarantined over suspected coronavirus.
The cases were reported in Navakholo and Khwisero sub-counties on Thursday night.
Health Chief Officer Beatrice Etemesi said the patient in Khwisero is isolated at Mwihila Mission Hospital. She is a 19-year-old university student who had travelled from Nairobi.
And the one from Navakholo is reported to have self-quarantined after contacting medical personnel about her condition. The patients were complaining of flu-like symptoms.
This brings to three the number of suspected cases in the county: the first one is of a businessman who returned from Dubai.
The patient is in stable condition at the county referral hospital. Samples taken from him are being analysed at the Kenya Medical Research Institute; the results are expected today.
Governor Wycliffe Oparanya’s government has allocated Sh110 million for mass sensitisation on coronavirus.
Mr Oparanya has instructed sub-county and ward administrators to be vigilant.