Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic in Nigeria: The Impact on Age and Sex Distributions

16 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2020

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Francis Olawale Abulude

Science and Education Development Institute

Ifeoluwa Ayodeji Abulude

Landmark University

Date Written: June 22, 2020


The study was on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic of Nigeria as well as the effect on age and sex distributions. The assessment of this particular effort was based on the data generated on confirmed, deaths, and active cases by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) between February and June 2020. The information as of June 2020, revealed that the death cases was 506, even though the confirmed was 19808. The confirmed cases for the states followed this particular order: Lagos > FCT > Kano > Rivers down to Kogi probably the least figure recorded, while death rates followed this order: Lagos > FCT > Edo > Oyo down to Adamawa probably the least figure. The sex distributions of SARS-CoV-2 of the confirmed cases showed that male had a higher number in comparison to female, while in the age distributions, it was noticed that the age groups most affected were: 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60 for each male and female. Approximately 4 % (male) as well as 5 % (female) had been captured} for ages under 10 years old. The sex and age distributions found in COVID-19 vulnerability depict the value of a more clear understanding of the effect} of age and sex on incidence as well as case fatality of the virus and also in order to tailor therapy based on age and sex.

Note: Funding: None to declare.

Declaration of Interests: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; age; confirmed cases; NCDC; WHO; UNDP

Suggested Citation

Abulude, Francis Olawale and Abulude, Ifeoluwa Ayodeji, Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic in Nigeria: The Impact on Age and Sex Distributions (June 22, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

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Ifeoluwa Ayodeji Abulude

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