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MoH warns Kenyans on COVID-19 medical waste
CAS RASHID AMAN: Surgical masks are supposed to be won for no longer than one day. Let us be cautious on how we dispose off these face masks after use to avoid environmental hazards and transmission of other forms of infections from pathogens lingering in the masks.
CAS RASHID AMAN: Widespread discarded masks littering by the roadsides, markets, bus stations, matatu terminus are becoming common and a matter of concern. Health experts warn that viruses and germs may remain attached to this disposed masks for a long time therefore our children are at risk of infection if they pick them up.
CAS RASHID AMAN: A large number of Kenyans are using cloth masks, we urge those who use them to wash them every evening. They need to be washed every day.
BREAKING NEWS: Today Kenya has recorded 605 new COVID-19 cases out of the 4,547 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Total confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 23,202.
CAS RASHID AMAN: 582 of the new cases are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners who are residents in the country. 401 are males as 204 are females. The youngest patient today is a 2-month-old infant while the oldest is a 99-year-old.
Distribution of the new cases in the counties
Nairobi-373, Kiambu-35, Migori-25, Busia-20, Narok-20, Kajiado-16, Laikipia-15, Nakuru-15, Kakamega-12, Uasin Gishu-11, Machakos-10, Mombasa-9, Samburu-8, Turkana 7, Murang’a-5, Kericho-5, Taita Taveta-3, Nyeri-2, Makueni-2…
BREAKING NEWS: We are delighted to inform you 587 have recovered from the disease. 500 are from the home-based care programs while 87 had been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 9,327.
BREAKING NEWS: 6 patients have succumbed to the disease, death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 388.