Nakuru County has recorded 1,227 COVID-19 cases as at October 5.
This is according to latest statistics from Ministry of Health.
In a statement to newsrooms on Monday,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui also revealed that a total of 18,081 persons have been tested across the county.
Meanwhile, recoveries stand at 529 patients of whom 185 at health facilities and 344 u see home based care.
Kinyanjui further revealed that 21 patients are admitted to isolation facilities with 16 being on supplementary oxygen.
18 patients are at PGH COVID-19 isolation and management centre while 3 are at Naivasha isolation facility.
The governor while noting the continued rising cases in Nakuru county with positivity rate now at 6.7% (which is higher than the national average of 4.6%) ,said the disease is now at Community level.
He called on residents to go for testing to ensure early management of the disease.
“We encourage residents to go for testing so that we can manage disease” said Kinyanjui.
The governor has also urged locals to continue observing COVID-19 prevention measures among them washing hands regularly,and wearing facemasks while in public places.