Nigeria's Covid-19 Infection Rate Higher Than Thought

A survey conducted by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and the Institute for Medical Research in September and October 2020 suggests that rates of infection from Covid-19 are much higher than previously reported. The results indicate that one in five citizens tested in Lagos, Enugu, and Nasarawa were infected. The survey also found infection rates as high as 10 in 100 men, compared with seven in 100 women in Gombe; and 21 in 100 men against 17 in 100 women in Nasarawa. Nigeria has recorded at least 152,616 confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 1,862 fatalities. The country is set to receive four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines and the government has said it aims to vaccinate approximately 109 million people over a period of two years.

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