Ages 31-40 More Susceptible To COVID-19, Says NCDC


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says  people within the 31 to 40 years age bracket are more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

According to the centre, however, more deaths have been recorded among older people of 60 years and above.

In a report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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.

“(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.

“Age 31-40: Male – 797 infected with seven deaths, female – 324 with four deaths but lower mortality compared to older persons,” it said.

According to the report, in spite of this, older people die more due to several factors from…

Source: Leadership Newspaper