The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Wednesday that people that are between age 31 and 40 bracket are more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
According to the NCDC, however, more deaths have been recorded among older people of 60 years and above.
In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, the NCDC said that data also showed that men were two times more likely to get the virus as shown in its latest demographic data on COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths by gender and age in the country.
The Agency said; “(People) between 31 and 40 years (of age) have the highest rate of confirmed cases.
“More males in that age category are confirmed cases but with lower mortality rate.
Giving the breakdown of infection based on gender and age in the country, NCDC said that 797 Nigeria males between the ages of 31 and 40 are infected with seven deaths, while 324 females have been infected with four deaths, but lower mortality compared to older persons.
NCDC report further said that in spite of this, older people die more due to several factors from co-morbidities.
The data showed more deaths among 61-70 years, though the lowest rate in confirmed cases. “Ages 61-70: Male-188 infected with three deaths, Female-52 infected with four deaths,” it said.
“Age 70 plus: Male – 74 infected with 12 deaths, Female -33 infected with five deaths. Highest rate of mortality- comparable to global data.”
The report also showed a very high rate of mortality among ages 41- 50 and 51-60. “Ages 41-50: Male – 570 infected with 15 deaths, Female- 206 infected with four deaths. Ages 51-60: Male- 364 infected with 27 deaths, Female- I48 infected with three deaths,” NCDC said.
Meanwhile, 11- 20 years were infected with three deaths and under 10 also were infected at lower rates, with one death which was also a male.”