In Nigeria, it has been reported that 3 out of 5 deaths of COVID-19 cases are of people above the age of 50.
The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu made this known at the recent briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Ihekweazu: “As more people are infected across the world, you would have seen the numbers; it is increasingly obvious that transmission among younger people really, not children, but people aged between 20 and 40 as far as we know, are really driving the spread of this virus, but those that are bearing the brunt of it are people age 50 and above.”
“Three out of five people who died from COVID-19 are 50 years and above; so we have to work harder, all of us collectively, to protect our elderly. We are on the verge of opening our airports, we have relaxed intercity travel.”He added.