Only 21% of females tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says of a total of 6,649 people tested for the Coronavirus disease nationwide.

The latest report by the public health agency indicates that there are more male patients than females.

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General (DG) of the NCDC disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

Iheakweazu said, “NCDC data revealed that of the 6,649 suspected cases tested for the disease, 71 percent were males, while females made up just 21 percent of the total number.”

“210 had travel history, 129 were contacts of confirmed cases, 11 were infected by unknown sources, while 92 still had incomplete epidemiological information,” he added.

Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded 35 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on Thursday night. One hundred fifty-two patients have been discharged with thirteen deaths as on Thursday night.


Posted Apr 18th, 2020


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