NCDC: 26% of Nigeria’s coronavirus cases are from ‘unknown source’ – The Liberator


Twenty-six per cent or 203 of the 782 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of April 21 are from unknown sources.

This was according to a report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which also showed that 27 per cent or 210 of the cases in the country involved people with travel history, 35 per cent or 274 of the cases were contacts of those with travel history, while 12 per cent or 95 of the cases were tagged as incomplete.

The report said in all, 197 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the country but, tragically, the pandemic has claimed 25 lives.

According to the NCDC report, males account for 70 per cent or 544 of the country’s total cases with females accounting for 30 per cent or 238 of the cases.

The most affected age group is 31-40 which accounts for 20 per cent of total cases in the country.

Since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the country on February 27, the federal and state governments have taken several measures to prevent the spread including announcing lockdowns and restrictions on movement and gatherings as well as the closure of airports and schools.

But with the cases continuing to spread, there have been increased calls for testing

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