Kakamega County General Hospital staff has suffered a major blow after at least 15 of its medical staff tested positive for Covid-19.

It has emerged that at least five doctors and 10 nurse t the facility contracted coronavirus days after we reported an outbreak at the nearby Shikusa GK Prisons.

A senior Kakamega County official who recently developed breathing complications is also admitted that the facility's Intensive Care Unit.

Medical staff in the county have told the media that they were at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19 due to lack of Personals Protective Equipments (PPEs).

The county's main isolation facility for Covid-19 in Mumias is reported to have admitted more than 70 patients, most of them being cases from the Shikusa GK Prisons where a number of senior officers are currently under isolation.

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has in the recent past appealed for the ministry to consider more stringent measures to help curb infection.

The county is now having patients isolated at a facility in Likuyani with staff at the county government offices being required to report in shifts in a bid to curb congestion.

“The government needs to come up with serious measures to ensure that politicians who are now having political meetings are checked because they have really contributed to this spread,” said Mr Oparanya.

The governor noted that prisons were emerging as the weakest link.