People affected by These Conditions Are Likely To Die Of Coronavirus

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanir has warned people with some underlining health conditions to remain clear and observe all the security measures rigorously as they constitute the bulk of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria.

He said people affected by underlining ailments like hypertension and diabetes, etc must be should observe extra safety measures.

The Minister of Health disclosed this at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, saying about 70 per cent of deaths recorded were persons of over 60 years aged .

“The morbidity of fatalities we've had with COVID-19, 70 per cent of them had hypertension or diabetes and therefore the rest were renal disorder , HIV, cancer, tuberculosis and other challenges.

“A finding from the analysis of the death pattern shows 30 per cent of male and feminine around that ratio and about 70 per cent of fatalities were persons over 60 years old while majority of positives were persons between the ages of 29 and 49,” he said.

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