Spike in Covid-19 deaths as young people succumb

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe briefs the media at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after the resumption of international flights on August 1.


What you need to know:

  • The latest situation report from the Ministry of Health shows that the country lost 192 lives to the virus in July as compared to 85 in June, and 44 in May.
  • The fatality rate for July stood at 1.8 per cent, as compared 2.5 per cent in June. In April, the death rate averaged 5.1 per cent while May had 3.4 per cent.

Covid-19 claimed almost 200 lives last month, with the national toll now inching closer to 400.


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