By the end of July 2020, Kenya h ad reported only 341 deaths and ∼20,000 cases of COVID-19. This is in marked contrast to the tens of thousands of deaths reported in many higher-income countries. The true extent of COVID-19 in the community was unknown and likely to be higher than reports indicated. Uyoga et al. found an overall seroprevalence among blood donors of 4.3%, peaking in 35- to 44-year-old individuals (see the Perspective by Maeda and Nkengasong). The low mortality can be partly explained by the steep demographics in Kenya, where less than 4% of the population is 65 or older. These circumstances combine to result in Kenyan hospitals not currently being overwhelmed by patients with respiratory distress. However, the imposition of a strict lockdown in this country has shifted the disease burden to maternal and child deaths as a result of disruption to essential medical services.
Hand Washing Technique
Protect yourself & others from getting sick. ?Washing your hands with soap & running water or using an alcohol-based sanitizer is the cheapest and best way to stop coronavirus transmission. Remember: Be safe by avoiding Kissing Hugging Shaking hands.? Share this Video to spread word #KomeshaCoronaPosted by The Ministry of Health on Saturday, March 21, 2020