The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said 95 to 98 percent of coronavirus patients will recover irrespective of medical intervention.
Stating this yesterday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, Dr. Ihekweazu explained that the only reason why the patients are kept in an isolation centre is to prevent transmission.
According to the NCDC covid-19 index, 34 states are active with the virus, however Dr. Ihekweazu warned that every state of the federation is at a high risk of the pandemic. He said: “So the idea that moving from one state to another qualifies you to be at higher risk really is no longer the case. “The measures recommended globally are the same measure we recommend for everyone. “Therefore, whatever measures we have to do, we have to do it collectively, whether you are in the north, south, east or west.”
“Many patients are asymptomatic and will recover. The only reason we are keeping them in isolation and treatment centres is to prevent transmission to others as much as possible. “Five to 15 percent depending, on where they are, will become severely ill and some will, unfortunately, pass away”, said the NCDC boss.