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Deaths outpace births in July

Preliminary data show that 8,113 children were born and 10,320 people died in July 2022, with the number of live births decreasing by 1.2 percent and deaths by 8.8 percent in August 2021-July 2022 compared with the same period a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

The natural population loss was 2,207 in July this year as against 2,108 in July 2021, KSH said.

In July 2022, 7,976 couples tied the knot, down 17 percent from July 2021.

In the past 12 months, 90,670 children were born, down 1.2 percent from the same period of last year, while 143,970 people died, 8.8 percent fewer than in the previous year.

The natural population loss came to 53,300 compared with 65,991 in the same period of last year, a drop of 19 percent.

Between August 2021 and July 2022, 68,336 couples were married, 7.9 percent fewer than in the previous year.

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