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COVID-19: Most Nigerians Infected Are Aged Between 31-40 - Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said the most affected age group among those that tested positive to COVID-19 is 31-40 years while the highest COVID-19 fatality rate is among the older generation above 50 years of age. He spoke yesterday in Abuja at the 19th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

He added that as at yesterday, 981 people in 25 states and the FCT had been confirmed to have COVID-19. According to him, the 108 additional confirmations were 78 in Lagos, 14 in FCT, five in Ogun, four in Gombe, three in Borno, two in Akwa Ibom and one each in Kwara and Plateau; while 197 persons have been successfully treated for COVID-19 and discharged; and 31 deaths recorded. He added that the high number of new cases was due to on-going community transmission and active case search.

"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 if age," he said.

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