Coronavirus: 70 percent of those who tested positive in Nigeria are males – Health Minister

April 2, 2020
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Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s Minster of Health, has revealed that out of the 2,000 persons that have been tested for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), 70 percent are males.

According to Ehanire, the age range of infected people so far was between 30 and 60 years but all age brackets could be infected by the viral disease.

Speaking on Wednesday at the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja,  Ehanire also revealed that the country had increased the number of isolation centres and ICU units across the country while two new laboratories have been added to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) network of molecular laboratories for COVID-19 – one in Ebonyi and one in Oyo.

As of now, over 2000 persons have been tested. We are expanding our diagnostic capacity to test across the country. This is expected to improve turnaround time and enhance timely access to testing. ‘ Dr Ehanire said.

“About 70 percent of those who have tested positive are males. The age range is between 30 and 60 years. However, we must note that both men and women of all ages can be affected

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