Covid-19: Worry as counties stop contact tracing

Coronavirus mass testing in Ruaraka

What you need to know:

  • By Wednesday, only six counties – Nairobi, Turkana, Isiolo, Meru, Mandera and Taita Taveta – had submitted their reports, meaning the remaining had done little or nothing to trace patients’ contacts.
  • Nairobi County has the highest number of contacts to be traced with 1,637, and is followed by Kiambu at 646 and Kajiado with 364. 
  • Mandera is the only county that has done about 95 per cent of contact tracing, having found all 27 contacts listed.

The war on Covid-19 in counties seems to be on its deathbed, with 41 of them failing to submit reports on contact tracing to the Ministry of Health, the Nation has learnt.


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