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COVID-19: Most affected age group in Kenya is between 20 to 39 years


Kenya has recorded a total of 51 new cases in the last 24 hours raising the number of positive cases in the country to 963.

The 51 are part of the 1933 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

32 of the new cases are male and 19 are female.

The new cases are persons aged between 2-63 years health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

CS Kagwe also revealed that 22 more patients had since been discharged, hence bringing the total number of Covid-19 recoveries to 358.

During the daily briefing on COVID-19, health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the most affected age group in the country are 20 to 39 years.

“The most affected group is between 20 to 39 years. These are the ones we call mosquitoes because they carry it and most do not show symptoms.” he said

While sharing the COVID-19 statistics in the country, CS Kagwe said that  out of the 50 deaths recorded in the country, 15, which represents 30 per cent, were household deaths. The majority of these deaths are from Mombasa.

CS Kagwe further stated that 23 out of 47 counties have now recorded cases of Covid -19, accounting for 49%, adding that 83.2% of the overall cases have been confirmed in Nairobi and Mombasa.


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness, like the flu with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

To protect yourself, you are required to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact (i.e maintain a social distance of 1 meter or 3 feet) with people.

The national government has also asked Kenyans to put on face masks because this will keep you safe in case an infected person sneezes or coughs beside you. Ensure you put on a face mask whenever in public transport, supermarkets and open-air markets.