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COVID-19: NCDC explains how 90 percent of coronavirus patients recovered

COVID-19: NCDC explains how 90 percent of coronavirus patients recovered

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu has explained that 90% of COVID-19 patients recover without any treatment.

Ihekweazu made the announcement during a media briefing on Wednesday.

The statement was in response to a question on how the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, recovered in less than one week.

According to him, someone infected with coronavirus, usually required support for the body to recover by itself.

“We should remember that 90 per cent of these patients recover without any intervention. So, if you take something and say you recovered and that something is why you recovered, it doesn’t quite add up.

“There are very few viruses with a cure. So, you go to a hospital and for COVID-19, you’re given oxygen. Oxygen is not really a treatment; it’s to keep you alive for long enough for you to recover yourself,” he said.

As at Wednesday night, Nigeria had recorded 276 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 44 patients have been discharged so far

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