Kenya Records a Spike in Pneumonia Cases Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

From January up until early February 2020, the number of pneumonia cases have increased from 137,667 to 195,504 reports say. While the data for March is not yet complete, a source at the ministry says that the numbers are still increasing. So far there are too few cases from which to confirm whether pneumonia is caused by a virus or bacteria in Kenya's public hospitals, where the majority of the population seek medical attention.

Ruth Nduati, a consultant paediatrician, wears a mask during the launch of ‘Break the Chain Initiative’ at Apple Wood Park in Nairobi on March 30, 2020.

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