Kenyans less worried about contracting COVID-19 than they were in April – study


Kenyans less worried about contracting COVID-19 than they were in April - study
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In Summary

  • A report released by TIFA Research shows that Kenyans are now less apprehensive of getting infected with the new coronavirus than they were in April.
  • The report further notes that Kenyans are less concerned about the medical risks stemming from the COVID-19 virus than they were at the end of April when Round One was conducted.
  • In April, 72% of the respondents were very worried about getting the virus compared to July's 54%.

A report released by TIFA Research shows that Kenyans are now less apprehensive of getting infected with the new coronavirus than they were in April.

The report further notes that Kenyans are less concerned about the medical risks stemming from the COVID-19 virus than they were at the end of April when Round One was conducted.

In April, 72 percent of the study’s respondents were very worried about getting the virus compared to July’s 54 percent.

At the same time, 54 percent of those who participated in the study believe that the worst of the virus is yet to come while 38 percent believe that the worst has happened and things under the new normal will improve.

The latest comes with Kenya coronavirus cases expected to peak in August and September.

Ministry of Health Director General Patrick Amoth says during the peak period, there is a likelihood that Kenya will report more than 200 cases daily.

On Thursday, Kenya recorded 447 cases of the new coronavirus, the highest number of cases confirmed in day since the pandemic was first reported in March.

On Saturday, Kenya confirmed 278 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing the country’s total case load to 9,726.

The fatalities in the country so far from the virus are 184 after three more patients succumbed between Friday and Saturday.

Kenya has also recorded 2,832 recoveries since the pandemic was first reported.

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