WHO warns Kenya of the flattening curve, says not necessarily a decline in COVID-cases

In the wake of relaxing measures to open the economy, the East African country, Kenya has attracted a cautioned advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 31.

In an official statement released in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the WHO said that the decline in the number of total confirmed symptomatic and asymptomatic cases in the last three weeks is not an indication that there is a national decline of the disease.

The WHO said, “However, we caution against a too rapid interpretation that this decline in reported numbers already constitutes a true decline in the spread of the disease.”

“While the positivity rate gives an indication that the epidemic could be declining, we note that this rate can be adequately interpreted only with comprehensive surveillance and testing of suspected cases,” WHO added.

The WHO said that the country had registered fewer laboratory tests in the last three weeks of decline. WHO called for the use of its guidelines in interpreting such a decline to determine the level of epidemic control.

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