Anambra, Enugu lead COVID-19 recovery rate, Kano worst hit

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Anambra, Enugu and Akwa Ibom States led the COVID-19 recovery rate in Nigeria in April.

This followed a study of Case Fatality Rates (CFR) and Case Recovery Rate (CRR) essential for assessing the effects of the pandemic.

While CFR is the number of deaths divided by the number of cases, CRR is the number of recoveries divided by the number of cases.

In its report released on Sunday, Emergency Digest analysed the CFR and CRR based on the official data provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

At the last day of the month reviewed, Nigeria had 1,932 confirmed cases, 319 discharged and 58 dead.

The overall fatality rate in April was 3% while the recovery rate was 16.5%.

The CFR and CRR were calculated for each state and Abuja, except Kogi and Cross River with no case yet.

On the recovery rate, Anambra State had 100% CRR as the only confirmed case recovered.

Enugu has 66.7% – two out of three patients recovered; Akwa Ibom scored 62.5% – ten out of sixteen recovered.

Other CRR in states are Osun 53%, Delta 44%, Oyo 39% and Ondo 33%.

At the bottom of the CRR table is Kano. The state had 219 cases as at April 30 with no confirmed recovery.

Other states with high cases but zero recovery are Gombe, Borno and Katsina State.

 

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