County Health CEC Dr. Kariuki Gichuki, in a statement to the press, said 115 other students are on quarantine.
“One student, who tested positive for COVID-19, developed some complications and is being attended to at the Nakuru PGH COVID-19 isolation and management centre,” said Dr. Gichuki.
“A medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the school.”
The CEC further sought to assure members of the public that his department is monitoring the pandemic across the county, adding that COVID-19 prevention and management for learning institutions is ongoing.
“The on-going program targets teachers, non-teaching staff and learners in all schools across the county,” he added.
The numbers of positive cases in schools are worrying after another 52 from Salvation Army Kolanya Boys High School tested positive.
In as much as the cases are rising, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said learning has to go on.
Uhuru directed that basic education classes resume in-person learning in January 2021.
Uhuru during the 13th Covid-19 national address said examination classes will continue with learning but under heightened health protocols.
Uhuru said this will see the examination classes adequately prepare for exams.
It had been reported that schools could in the next three weeks reopen for in-person teaching for three other classes in primary and secondary institutions.