We do not know why Covid-19 is affecting more men than women — CAS Rashid Aman
By Vincent Kejitan
| July 21st 2020
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said at the moment there is no
particular reason why more men than women have contracted Covid-19.
While giving the daily update at Afya House, Dr Aman said
there can be many theories used to explain that but scientific studies are still being conducted.
“At this point and time, we do not have a clear answer as to
why the disease is affecting more men than women.
“The case of the disease is generally the same in both sexes
so that is a question that will be answered with time,” he said.
Further, Dr Aman said the elderly have increased mortality
and need to be advised accordingly especially if they are on home-based care.
“They (medics) need to ask about preexisting conditions.
Often this cohort will be anxious and fearful of leaving their households.
“Due to physiological changes of aging, old people are
susceptible to COVID-19. I urge healthcare givers to provide sound advice to
families…. Healthy eating helps and so older people should be supported,” he
This comes as the country recorded 397 cases, taking the national
tally to 14168.
Out of the 397, 236 are male and 161 are females.
Kenya’s death toll also rose to 250 after 12 more patients
succumbed to the virus.
On a more positive note, 642 were discharged.
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