NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has made a prediction that says 5% to 15% of COVID-19 patients will fall very sick and then die, while 95% – 98% percent will recover from the virus and it depends on the location.
In the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily briefing on Wednesday, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said;
“95 to 98 percent of patients will recover from the Coronavirus illness irrespective of medical intervention but depending on where they are.
“Many patients are asymptomatic and will recover.
“The only reason we are keeping them in isolation and treatment centers is to prevent transmission to others as much as possible.
“5 to 15 percent depending on where they are will become severely ill and some will, unfortunately, pass away.
“Every state is at risk right now. So the idea that moving from one state to another qualifies you to be at higher risk really is no longer the case.
“The measures recommended globally is the same measure we recommend for everyone.
“Therefore, whatever measures we have to do, we have to do it collectively – whether you are in the North, South, East, or West.”