Why coronavirus cases have surged in Nakuru

A Covid-19 isolation centre at Bondeni Sub-County Hospital in Nakuru town on August 1.

Photo credit: Francis Mureithi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In the past one week, the county has recorded an increase in Covid-19 cases, with the infection rate having doubled in the last 10 days.
  • At least 11 patients are admitted to the ICU, mainly at Nakuru Level Five Hospital.

Nakuru’s proximity to Nairobi, being a transit town and the newly opened Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD) have been blamed for the surge in Covid-19 cases.


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