Fresno County Public Health advises public to wear masks as county sees second death

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FRESNO, California (KFSN) – COVID-19 cases continue to grow in Fresno County. On Monday, the Ministry of Public Health announced that 124 people had tested positive for the virus. Among these patients, 14 are currently hospitalized and some are in critical condition. They also reported the second death in the county.

“It was an elderly gentleman who died in one of the hospitals in our region,” said Dr. Rais Vohra. Officials say that all test samples are currently processed by two laboratories: one in the county from Tulare and the other by Quest Labs.

According to Dr. Vohra, it takes between 2 and 5 days to get the test results, but this can vary.

“It’s not that we don’t have enough tests, it’s that the tests we have are too slow. “

Due to supply shortages, Vohra says they are currently working on a recycling program that would involve sterilizing the used N95 masks.

During this time, the public is advised to also wear masks.

“Really, we are all in the same boat, we want to protect the community, we want to save lives and we are all trying to support our community through a very difficult time. “

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