This is the age group worst hit by Covid-19 in Kenya
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This is the age group worst hit by Covid-19 in Kenya

People aged between 30 and 59 are the most hit by Covid-19, according to statistics released by the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

This age bracket accounts for 95 per cent of patients who have succumbed to coronavirus within the country, accordingt to the info made public on Friday.

Kagwe for the primary presented an in depth analysis which showed 10 of 21 deaths reported so far occurred among patients aged 30 to 59 while another 10 deaths occured among patients aged above 60.

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“The most affected are those in the efficient age bracket 30-59. What this suggests is that this group is  the one which will spread the disease, that’s why we are asking people to remain put and avoid travelling upcountry, we are reminding you that you’re responsible for carrying, passing and killing others, keep the space ,” said Kagwe.

The CS added that the cases confirmed within the country, none of the patients aged between 15-30 years had died of coronavirus since its outbreak in March.

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“A six-year-old, consistent with health ministry’s data represents the only fatality for patients aged between 0 and 14.

On Friday, Kagwe said four new coronavirus-linked deaths raised the tally to 21 which accounts for 5.2 percent of confirmed cases against the worldwide rate of seven percent.

“Our death rate of 5.2 percent is slightly lower than the worldwide rate of seven percent,” he noted.

As of May 2, there have been  239,000 fatalities of Covid-19 recorded globally, whilst the CS revealed that more male patients have died compared to female.

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Female patients, he noted, had a bent to recover quicker, a trend linked to the very fact that the majority exhibit fewer if any preexisting conditions compared to their male counterparts.

Kenya on Friday confirmed that a total of 150 people had recovered from the Covid-19 while the confirmed cases within the country had increased to 411.

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