The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has come out to say that out of the 6,649 people tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), nationwide, we have had more males than females.
Chikwe revealed that of the 6,649 suspected cases tested for the disease, 71 percent were males, while females made up just 21 percent of the total number.
According to him, 210 of them had travel history, 129 were contacts of confirmed cases, 11 infected by unknown sources, while 92 still had incomplete epidemiological information.
He added that in the last 24 hours, 35 new confirmed cases have been reported, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 442.
His words, “No new case has been reported from any state in the last 24 hours, as the number of states with confirmed cases remains 19, including the Federal Capital Territory.
“All education materials can be found via www.covid19.ncdc.gov.ng.”
“As at 10:20 p.m. April 16, Lagos has a total of 251 positive cases, while the FCT and Kano have 67 and 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 respectively.
“Others are Osun- 20, Ogun – 9, Edo – 15, Oyo – 13, Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – six, Katsina – Seven, Kwara – four and Ondo – three.
“Delta– four, Kano– 16, Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Benue – one, Niger – two and Anambra – one.”