Director general of West African fitness employer Prof . Stanley Okolo has disclosed that Nigeria and 4 other nations are liable for eighty % of COVID-19 instances in West Africa.
Prof. Okolo, made this disclosure whilst making presentation to Parliament. As at July sixteen, the 5 countries recorded eighty four,118 cases out of the 96,936 cases inside the region.
Okolo stated “5 nations contributed almost 80 in line with cent of the COVID-19 cases inside the place, namely: Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Guinea. “what’s essential is to observe the case fatality rate: what number of humans died because of COVID-19.
Prof Okolo added that if the quantity of active instances had been to be considered, then Guinea Bissau with over 1,000 lively instances might be added to the list of maximum contributors.
He stated that the case fatality fee for the region become currently at a median of about 2.Sixteen per cent and a median of one.6 in step with cent. “but the range of human beings demise after COVID-19 analysis is set zero.57 in keeping with cent in Ghana to about six in step with cent in Niger.
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“in case you observe our energetic instances, it’s miles common wherein we have a higher population density. “We aren’t able to get all of the figures from a few districts in Mali and Niger because of insecurity.”
‘young people are affected maximum’ He re-echoed the disclaimer approximately the peculiarity or now not of COVID-19 among sure age companies, sexes or magnificence.
He, but, noted that the younger humans accounted for greater of the instances, adding that the age-organization contributed to the highest range of people who are nonchalant about precautions.