Three people who had been put in isolation after exhibiting coronavirus symptoms in Kakamega have tested negative, Governor Wycliffe Opranya has confirmed.
According to the county chief, the three are being closely monitored by medical officers.
Out of the three cases, two were reported in Navakholo and Khwisero sub-counties on Thursday night.
Health Chief Officer Beatrice Etemesi said the patient in Khwisero had been 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.
The first case is of a businessman who returned from Dubai.
The patient is in a stable condition at the county referral hospital.
Samples had been taken from him and analysed at the Kenya Medical Research Institute.
Governor Oparanya’s government has allocated Sh110 million for mass sensitisation on the coronavirus.
He has also instructed sub-county and ward administrators to be vigilant.