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Covid-19 effect: less infections in Kenya

Kenyans follow the rules and avoid other viruses

24-06-2020 by redazione

In the now customary orgy of numbers that often add little or nothing to the sense of the Kenyan situation during the Covid-19 pandemic, Chief Health Officer Mercy Mwangangi revealed a very important fact: thanks to the good habits of disinfecting oneself and washing one's hands several times a day, but also (less observed as a rule) of wearing masks and keeping social distance, many other infectious diseases that are not coronavirus are decreasing in the country and this is decreasing deaths, especially from children and infants.
As we have always explained, Covid-19 is not a virus that needs to be taken under the knife, especially in Africa where there are very few adequate health facilities and means and organization are what they are, but certainly this emergency has not been even remotely equal to the most accidental causes of death from illness in Kenya.
That said, in the usual daily press conference at Afya House, Mercy Mwangangi confirmed that in the last 24 hours in the country 155 cases of Covid-19 positivity have been recorded, bringing the total number of infections in 101 days just under 5000: there are exactly 4952 of which 3042 are still active.
The results of Tuesday, June 23rd are the result of 4171 swabs analyzed, most of which in the capital Nairobi, which in fact recorded as many as 104 cases, with the slum of Kibera that returns to appear as a worrying outbreak. 120 of the cases reported refer to male individuals, while 35 are female, the youngest is one year old and the oldest 77.
Patients discharged from health care or quarantine facilities are 102, bringing the total number of healings to 1782. In the same period of time 3 patients died. The number of virus-related deaths today is 128.
Apart from Nairobi, 19 cases were detected at the border with Uganda in Busia County, and 10 cases with Tanzania in Migori County. Other cases are in Mombasa (9), Uasin Gishu (4), Kiambu (3), Machakos (2), Nakuru (2), Kisumu (1) and Kajiado (1).

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