Nearly half the population may have had Covid: Study

A crowded street in Kamukunji, Nairobi on September 2, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • A study by Kenyan and United Kingdom scientists shows the pandemic may have peaked before the end of July in major urban counties.
  • Dr Benard Muia said the low numbers in rural counties are due to low testing rates and slow contact tracing.
  • Most counties continue to record less than 10 cases every day.

As life returns to normal, albeit gingerly, scientists say nearly half the Kenyan population may have had Covid-19.


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