The federal government has highlighted leading causes that are responsible for 70% Covid-19 deaths in Nigeria.
According to the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, health challenges such as tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, kidney disease and cancer are responsible for 70 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria.
The Minister stated this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday, May 21.
Ehanire also noted that 70 per cent of deaths were males, while the remaining 30% are females.
Majority of positive cases recorded so far are between 29 and 49.
He said: “The core morbidity of the fatalities we have had to COVID-19, 70% of them have hypertension, or diabetes, and the rest were kidney disease, HIV, cancer, tuberculosis and other sundry challenge.
“A finding from the analysis of the death patterns shows 70% to 30% for male and female around that ratio and about 70% fatalities were persons who are 60 years old while majority of positives were between the ages of 29 and 49; those are the most active ages in life.”
As of Friday, May 22, Nigeria has recorded, 7,016 positive cases of covid-19, 1,907 recovered cases and
211 covid-19 deaths.