The Nigeria Center for Disease Control on Thursday releases the age group of the people that is likely t contract the disease easily.
The health Organisation said the age group of 31-40 are prone to COVID-19 in Nigeria and that the dead recorded ha so far been from 60 years and above.
According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), they said men are 2x prone to the virus than women according to the updated demographic data on COVID-19 confirmed cases in and deaths Nigeria by gender and age.
“(People) between 31 and 40 years (of age) have the highest rate of confirmed cases.
“More males in that age category are confirmed cases but with lower mortality rate.
“Age 31-40: Male – 797 infected with seven deaths, female – 324 with four deaths but lower mortality compared to older persons,”
“Ages 61-70: Male-188 infected with three deaths. Female – 52 infected with four deaths.
“Age 70 plus: Male – 74 infected with 12 deaths. Female – 33 infected with five deaths. Highest rate of mortality- comparable to global data,”
“Ages 41-50: Male – 570 infected with 15 deaths. Female- 206 infected with four deaths.
Ages 51-60: Male- 364 infected with 27 deaths. Female- I48 infected with three deaths,”
”Same rates by age group, it seems for suspected cases with a total of 27, 365.
”It assumes these are the ones who have been identified during contact tracing and have been isolated, awaiting testing and confirmation.”
The report also confirmed that there is a lower rate of death recorded between the age of 11-20, and for age 10 years and below, only one death has been recorded and it happens to be male.