The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, disclosed that people within the ages of 31 to 40 years, at more risk of contracting the coronavirus and also does who could easily die of it in Nigeria.
Based on the centre’s revelation, more deaths have been recorded among older people from ages 60 years upwards.
According to NCDC in report, men were two times more likely to contract the virus. This could be reflected in its latest demographic data on COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths by age and gender in the country.
It recorded that more males from ages 31 to 40 are very vulnerable to the deadly virus, however, the level of deaths within this age grade is low. They are more at the risk of contracting it rather than dieing easily from it.
According to its reports on the cases within this age grade, 797 males have been infected with seven deaths, 324 females with four deaths but lower mortality compared to older persons.
In spite of this, older people die more. The data showed more deaths among 61-70 years, though the lowest rate in confirmed cases.
The age grades between 61 – 70 records 188 infected males with three deaths, 52 females with four deaths. Ages 70 above records 74 infected males with 12 deaths, 33 infected females with four deaths.
The report also revealed there is a very high rate of mortality among ages 41- 50 and 51-60.
Nonetheless, 11- 20 years and under 10 are at lower rates of infection, based on reports for now.Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia