Tononoka Secondary School Principal Mohammed Khamis has died of COVID-19.
The news, which was first reported by Daily Nation, was confirmed by the Deputy Principal Nzaro and comes just days after infections were reported among several staff in the school.
According to last week's reports, at least 11 teachers from the institution and four others from Mama Ngina were confirmed positive for the infectious disease.
Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo, who had addressed the media then, declined to reveal the number of those who tested positive saying they are still waiting for compilation of all the test results.
According to him, Mombasa County is finding difficulty in dealing with the increasing number of COVID-19 patients as hospitals are full to capacity.
Kitiyo had also warned Mombasa residents against violating COVID-19 guidelines saying that the recent trend is worrying.
Another school which is also affected is Star of the Sea School which issued a circular that the institution will be closed for two weeks to pave way for fumigation.
“This is to inform that all school operations have been temporarily suspended with effect from today-(October 19th 2020) to allow fumigation,” reads part of the circular seen by our news Correspondent in Mombasa.
This comes just a day after panic gripped Friends School Kamusinga, Bungoma County after one student tested positive for Covid-19.
The Form Four student returned a positive result after he was admitted at Kimilili Sub-county Hospital with Covid-like symptoms.