Only 21% of Females In Nigeria Have Been Tested Positive For Coronavirus – NCDC

 Only 21% of Females In Nigeria Have Been Tested Positive For Coronavirus – NCDC
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that just 21% of females in Nigeria have been tested positive for Coronavirus.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says of a total of 6,649 people tested for the Coronavirus disease nationwide.

According to a report gathered from NCDC, there are more patients infected with this deadly virus compare to females.

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General (DG) of the NCDC disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

Iheakweazu said, “NCDC data revealed that of the 6,649 suspected cases tested for the disease, 71 percent were males, while females made up just 21 percent of the total number.”

“210 had travel history, 129 were contacts of confirmed cases, 11 were infected by unknown sources, while 92 still had incomplete epidemiological information,” he added.

Meanwhile, Fifty-one new cases of Coronavirus have been reported and the below is the breakdown according to States:

NCDC

32 in Lagos

6 in Kano

5 in Kwara

2 in FCT

2 in Oyo

2 in Katsina

1 in Ogun

1 in Ekiti

As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of Coronavirus reported in Nigeria.

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