Nigeria’s COVID-19 most-affected ages, reason for rising curve revealed as confirmed cases hit 1095

Please check your E-mail inbox or spam to confirm.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has revealed Nigeria’s COVID-19 most-affected ages as well as the reason behind the rising curve even as total confirmed cases now stand at 1095


Read Also:

Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria’s high number of new coronavirus cases was a result of community transmission.

He spoke at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing on Friday.

The minister also revealed the COVID-19 most-affected ages.

He said: “From our test statistics, the most affected age group among the positives is 31-40 years, while the highest COVID-19 fatality rate is among the older generation above 50 years of age.

Ehanire disclosed that COVID-19 starter packs have been dispatched to all tertiary institutions and Federal Medical Centres, to complement what was earlier sent to each State.

The starter packs consist of medical consumables and disposables, to ensure that our frontline healthcare workers are protected.

He added that the COVID-19 capable national laboratory network led by NCDC has the capacity to test over 1,500 samples per day in 13 laboratories, but that the present utilization is barely 50%, since Nigeria tests 600 samples daily.

The minister said efforts were on to increase the number of functional laboratories and that those who require no treatment still need to be in Isolation in the interest of the public and your household.

Ehanire recommended the use of cloth mask for people leaving their homes.

He appealed to Nigerians to take the advisories daily given and that all non-essential travel should stop.

”Today, we join the rest of the world to commemorate World Immunization Week. The theme for this year is ‘Vaccines Work for all’ and it is dedicated to promoting the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against diseases and death. While waiting for the vaccine for COVID-19, let us collectively adhere to the public health advisories.

“Finally, let me emphasize again that, to defeat the spread of COVID-19 requires collective and individual efforts. If you suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19 or anyone around you has been, call the toll-free NCDC number 112 or 0800 9700 0010.

“Resources and real-time information on COVID-19 can be found on the social media handles of FMoH and NCDC, the FMoH website and the NCDC COVID-19 microsite Stay home, stay safe, and take precautions,” Ehanire added.

Culled from

NOW FREE: Telegram SuperGroup Sales Formula: How to use Telegram to Sell Digital Courses

DISCLAIMER: Do not pay or release sensitive financial details to any organizer/recruiter unless futher verified from your end.
Easter Hunt Sale
Easter Sale
Micheal Ace

About the Author: Micheal Ace

Simply Ace, Founding Editor & CEO of ACEworld Publishers. I'm obsessed with growth. Join me on Twitter .


Got a question/Suggestion? Let's talk!


🕛 Oct 02, 2022
Africa Climate Mobility Initiative Youth Forum 2022
in Awards & Prizes | for Africans

🕛 Oct 03, 2022
2023 Getty Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
in Fellowships | for Post Graduates

🕛 Oct 03, 2022
Apply: Getty Foundation 2022 Scholar Grants
in Grants & Fundings | for Post Graduates

🕛 Oct 03, 2022
European Patent Office(EPO) Young Inventors Prize 2023
in Awards & Prizes | for Everyone

🕛 Oct 03, 2022
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship 2022 (Fully-funded)
in Fellowships | for Graduates

🕛 Oct 03, 2022
Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) 2022 Graduate Internship
in Internships / Graduate Trainee Progs. | for Graduates

🕛 Oct 04, 2022
2022 Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge for African Entrepreneurs
in Grants & Fundings | for Africans

🕛 Oct 05, 2022
2022 Graduate Trainee Programme at The Place
in Internships / Graduate Trainee Progs. | for Graduates

🕛 Oct 05, 2022
2023 GBHI Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Programme
in Fellowships | for Professionals

🕛 Oct 05, 2022
Google for Africa Small & Medium Businesses Masterclass 2022
in Trainings and Workshops | for Entrepreneurs

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12