The Game of Numbers in Covid-19

The latest research by Kenya medical research institute (Kemri) puts Kenyans in a dilemma.

 Kemri brief shows that more than 2.6 million kenyans are covid-19 positive after testing samples for corona virus antibodies from the blood donated by Kenyans across the country between April 30  and June 16, 2020.

The tests shows that about 550,000 people in Nairobi and 100,000 people in Mombasa have contracted the virus and recovered.

On the other hand, the data from the Ministry of Health shows that by Thursday, July 3 2020, the total number of confirmed covid-19 cases in Kenya is 6,941 ,where 2,109 kenyans have recovered and 152 have died.

This has elicited many comments from kenyans with many questioning the statistics from both sides. If it’s true that Kenya have more that 2.6 million cases, how about the fatalities? Why are we not seeing people flocking to the health facilities?


This research has also questioned the preparedness of the nation to Covid – 19, what if the government have that 6,941 figure because of insufficient testing kits that limits the number of taken per day?

Even as the nation awaits the President’s announcement on  Saturday or Sunday whether to reopen the economy or not, many kenyans seem to have accepted that covid – 19 is here to stay and we should learn to live with it .

The informer

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