Sixty-eight students and five teachers in Bahati Girls High School, Nakuru County, have tested positive for coronavirus.
Nakuru County Health Services Executive Committee Member Kariuki Gichuki said in a statement issued on Thursday one student developed complications and is currently being treated at the Nakuru COVID-19 isolation centre.
Gichuki stated that 115 others are on quarantine.
“A medical team is monitoring the condion of the students and teachers in isolation and qurantine at the school,” Gichuki said.
Nakuru County Health Department has been undertaking COVID-19 prevention and management in learning institutions, targeting teachers, non-teaching staff and learners in all schools across the county.
By November 4, the country had recorded 58, 587 coronavirus cases 38,381 recoveries and 1,051 deaths.
On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that schools will fully resume in January 2021 even as he announced new measures to combat the rising COVID-19 cases.
The President said learners in Grade 4, Standard Eight and Form Four who reopened last month will proceed with their national examinations, but directed the Ministry of Education to enforce COVID-19 regulations.