More men getting infected with COVID-19,Health ministry warns

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. The CS has urged mothers with infants to limit number of visitors in their houses PHOTO COURTESY

Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe has warned what he termed as the increase in the number of men who are turning positive for COVID-19.

In a press briefing on COVID- 19 from Kisii, Kagwe warned that it is shocking that the number of men reported to be COVID- 19 positive daily is extremely high, whereby for in instance today 539 males tested positive for COVID -19 compared to 188 females who tested positive for the disease.

“Men continue to lead with 539 men against 188 females, as men we must ask ourselves what is happening,” Kagwe said
Kagwe issued a warning against this trend as 727 Kenyans tested positive for Coronavirus from a sample of 6,814 bringing a total number of COVID 19 positive cases to 25,135.

For those who tested positive 711 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners.
Kagwe regrettably said that 14 patients lost their lives in the last 24 hours, bringing a total number of fatalities to 413.

Kagwe said that 674 recovered whereby 125 are from the home-based care while 549 are from various health facilities bringing a total number of recoveries to 11,118.

Furthermore, the ministry of health clarified that honey, lemon and ginger are not actual cure of COVID -19 as many people are asserting in the society.

The assertion has seen prices of those commodities skyrocket in the Kenyan market.

“Ginger, lemon and honey are good because they are sources of multivitamin and micronutrients, but the message to take home is that there is nonetheless no cure for COVID 19.”Acting director-general of Health Dr Patrick Amoth said