Covid-19: 8 more patients as Kenyans are warned against recycling Masks

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April 19, 2020

Eight more Kenyans have been confirmed positive raising the number to 270 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Speaking today at Afya House, Chief Administrative Secretary for Health Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said that seven more patients have been discharged while 2 others have died from the Virus.

“Since our last update yesterday, we have tested 1,330 samples in which eight of them are positive. Seven are Kenyans while one is a foreigner. None has a history of travel. Three are from our quarantine facilities and five were picked by our surveillance team “,Said the CAS.

Mombasa today recorded the highest cases with four , Nairobi with three while Kajiado County had one case and the age ranged between 17 years and 75 years old.

The CAS however warned those who are collecting used masks from dustbins, washing them and reselling them to citizens.

” We have learnt with a lot of concern that some hawkers are collecting the used mask and selling them to our people. Please we ask you to stop the behaviour because its exposing our people to danger”, warned the CAS .

She added that Kenyans should continue embracing other measures even when they are on masks because masks are only 50 per cent safe over the disease and cannot prevent one from contracting the virus.

Today’s recovery brings the number to 67 recoveries and the deaths to 14 confirmed deaths.

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