A man who was arrested for flouting the curfew regulations has escaped from the Webuye KMTC Isolation Centre in Bungoma County.
County Health and Sanitation executive Antony Walela said the man was arrested by police officers from Webuye Police Station and taken to the health facility for isolation.
“I blame security personnel for the unfortunate incident. He escaped through the window and he is still at large,” he said.
Dr. Walela was spoke at Tulumba in Bumula Constituency at the memorial for former Paramount Chief Sudi Namachanja on Friday.
He also reported that another patient had succumbed while waiting for virus test results from the same facility.
“The 53-year-old from Lugulu village undergoing treatment at Webuye Sub-county Hospital but not for underlying conditions. He was taken to the quarantine centre but collapsed and died afterwards,” Walela said.
Another person had also collapsed and died near Masinde Muliro University after experiencing difficulty in breathing.
“We have taken samples from the deceased to Kemri, Kisumu, to establish whether he succumbed to Covid-19 or not,” he added.
On Friday, Bungoma confirmed 45 cases of the virus, 26 recoveries, six hospital admissions, 11 home-based patients. They also announced four deaths in Sirisia, Kabuchai and Webuye.
Bungoma reported it’s first covid-19 case on May 3 and the records have been on an upward trend. On July 29, 2017 Kabuchai MP contestant died from Covid-19 complications at Bungoma Health.
According to Welaa, Edward Nabangi died at 4.30 am on Wednesday at Lifecare Hospital where he had been in the ICU for nearly a week after he was admitted on Tuesday, July 21.