Kisumu County has been placed as the axis of the Indian COVID-19 variant by Governor, Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o.
The County has seen an increase of infections of COVID-19 to 5,739 infections so far.
In the first week of May 168 cases were recorded the following week between the dates of 10th to 16th the number of infections rose to 181.
Towards the end of May there were 805 cases, and later 780 cases between the dates of 31st to 5th June.
Medical experts believe that the impact of flouting the COVID-19 rules will be felt in the coming weeks after the Madaraka Day celebrations.
The rate of infections has also increased the mortality rate from 12 to 18 per week.
“Mortality within the county has increased from an average of 12 at the peak last year to a new peak of 18 per week,” Governor Nyong’o said in a statement
Governor Nyong’o also announced bodies must be buried within 72 hours after death.
“All mortuaries in the county must not keep bodies for more than 48 hours. Funerals, cremation and other ceremonies must be conducted on the same day bodies are removed from morgue before 2 pm,” he added.
Kisumu County COVID-19 multi-agency committee is seeking to contain the virus by cracking down on public vehicles and Boda Bodas which are not following COVID-19 protocols.
The County government has also closed its offices apart from essential services to contain the rate of infections.
The government is hoping to increase the number of the second dose of vaccinations to help in the fight of new infections.
Health officials have warned the country may witness a fourth wave of infections in July if people continue to disregard health protocols designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
By Oyominto TV Reporter