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Fewer deaths this January than in 2019

There were 9.4% more children born in the first month of 2020 than in the previous year, according to the Central Statistical Office (KSH). 

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The number of children born in January is the highest since January 2009.

The number of deaths fell significantly by 17%, or 2,356 fewer than in January 2019.

The sharp decline may be due to the extremely high death toll due to the flu pandemic in January 2019.