Coronavirus Is Not Death Sentence, 98% Patients Can Recover ” – NCDC

According to Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu is the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

“95 to 98% of all patients will recover from this illness irrespective of medical intervention. So depending on where you are, many patients are asymptomatic like you know, they would recover. All you need to do is keep them…the only reason we are keeping in hospitals or treatment centres is to prevent transmissions to others as much as possible.” Ihekweazu said.
The DG allayed the fears of Nigerians by saying that having the virus was not an ‘immediate death sentence”.

“So, 5-15% depending on where you are will have severe illness. Some will, unfortunately, pass away. Most people recover. A much larger percentage of everyone infected from this disease recovers than many other viral illnesses that we know.”

“So, I don’t think we need to be as despondent as we appear to be. we are faced with a big challenge, yes, but its immediately not a death sentence” he disclosed.

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