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Coronavirus: 70 Percent Of Those Who Tested Positive Are Males - Ehanire

...More than 2,000 individuals have been tested.

The Minster of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that till date, more than 2,000 people have been tried for the coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Ehanire, who made this known on Wednesday at the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, said that of the complete number of individuals who tried positive for COVID-19, 70 percent of them are guys.

As indicated by him, "Starting at now, more than 2000 people have been tried. We are extending our demonstrative ability to test the nation over. This is required to improve turnaround time and upgrade convenient access to testing.

"Around 70 percent of the individuals who have tried positive are guys. The age go is somewhere in the range of 30 and 60 years. Nonetheless, we should take note of that the two people of any age can be influenced

"Starting today, the first of April 2020, we have recorded 151 affirmed instances of COVID-19 in Nigeria. 82 are in Lagos, 28 in FCT, 8 in Oyo, 14 in Osun, 4 each in Ogun and Edo, 3 in Kaduna, 2 each in Bauchi, Ekiti and Enugu and 1 each in Benue, and Rivers States.

"A few vehicles were captured attempting to enter Nigeria from Benin Republic, with more than 100 Nigerians locally available, heading for Osun State. It is said that they were originating from Ivory Coast or Ghana, I am not exactly sure.

"It is among this gathering we have 12 quick new participants, that is, imported cases which added to the 139 we have. Thusly, we have 151 instances of coronavirus in Nigeria.

"It shows the significance of importation and furthermore fringe conclusion. Right now, are our residents and they are thumping at the entryway of our fringes and they must be allowed in. Be that as it may, on the off chance that they were not our residents, certainly, we will have an issue dealing with tainted people of different nationalities.

"Till date, nine (9) people have been released and two passings recorded from COVID-19 in Nigeria. These were cases with serious hidden diseases exasperated by their COVID-19 contamination.

"Between a week ago and this week, two new labs have been added to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) system of sub-atomic research facilities for COVID-19. These are Virology Laboratory of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State and Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), Ebonyi State.

"With this expansion, we have expanded our day by day testing limit from 500 to one thousand. Ideally, by one week from now, it is normal that this will be fundamentally expanded.

"From what we know, the hatching time frame for COVID-19 is commonly 2-14 days, that is, the time it takes for a contaminated individual to show manifestations. Thusly, we are utilizing the lucky opening introduced by the lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States to instantly distinguish, seclude and successfully treat cases.

"It is essential to underscore that there are no Rapid Diagnostic Tests accessible that have been approved by the World Health Organization, (WHO), since they regularly give problematic outcomes.

"Except if you have been tried in one of the seven atomic research centers for COVID-19 in Nigeria, your outcomes are in all probability pointless. Without an antibody, mediations, for example, social removing and self-confinement have gotten much progressively essential to controling the spread of the infection".

He included: "With almost 1,000 bed spaces distinguished in the FCT, we keep on growing the quantity of detachment focuses and ICU units the nation over for the individuals who may have extreme confusions from the sickness due to being immunocompromised. This incorporates older individuals over the age of 70 or those with basic fundamental wellbeing conditions, for example, malignant growth, tuberculosis and HIV.

"A few States have additionally distinguished and set up disengagement habitats for treatment of mellow and moderate cases. Lagos State has extended its disconnection wards and flood limit. Recently, the Ogun State Governor charged segregation habitats of more than 200 bed limit in the State.

"I encourage states to direly organize ID of these inside their states especially tertiary medical clinics.

"We have likewise drawn in several impromptu staff to help different territories of reaction and Port Health Authority staff recently positioned at the air terminals have been redeployed to key streets that serve at key section and leave focuses".

The Minister clarified that the national case definition for COVID-19 has been extended to remember people with intense respiratory ailment for a zone of medium or high predominance of the sickness with no other clarification.

Concerning entombments of individuals who have kicked the bucket from the COVID-19, the Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated: "The internment of an instance of COVID-19 can't hazardous as the one of Lassa and Ebola. The one of Lassa and Ebola we realize that when they die, their body liquids are irresistible, thus we prompt on a detailed procedure that is socially hard for any piece of our nation to maintain a strategic distance from any contact with body liquids.

"We have discharged warning on internments for COVID-19, however it doesn't have a similar degree of infectivity of Lassa or Ebola since it can't through body liquids, yet it is a viral disease and transmitted through respiratory tract. It doesn't bite the dust with the individual. The infection endures some time. We despite everything exhort on a genuinely protected internment however the dangers are not as high as Lassa and Ebola".

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