Latest: Silent Killers Responsible for 70% of Nigeria's Covid-19 Death.... Minister

As of Thursday night, 7016 cases had been recorded in Nigeria out of these, 1907 have Ben discharged and 2011 death have been recorded in 34 States and the Federal capital territory.

Majority of Covid-19 deaths recorded in Nigeria were as a result of complications arising from underlining silent Killers such as Hypertension and Diabetes.

This was disclosed by the ministry of Health Osagie, Shinar at the daily Presidential task force (PTF) on Covid-19 briefing on Thursday.

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According to the Minister, 70 percent of fatalities recorded were persons over 60yrs of age.
"The mortality of fatalities we have had with Covid-19. 70 percent of them had hypertension or diabetes and the rest were kidney disease, HIV, cancer, tuberculosis and other challenge."

A finding from the analysis of the death pattern shows 30percent of male and female around that ratio and about 70percent of fatalities were persons over 60yrs old while majority bog positives were persons between the ages of 29 and 49" he said.

According to WHO most people infected with the Covid-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment

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