92% of COVID-19 patients in some regions have comorbidities: National Task Force

first_imgThe second-most-common comorbidity for COVID-19 patients is hypertension, followed by heart disease, lung and respiratory disorders, kidney disorders, asthma and cancer.“COVID-19 is very lethal to the high-risk group [the elderly and patients with comorbid factors],” he said.Therefore, Doni said, the government’s first priority was the protection of these vulnerable groups, while also looking to increase testing capacity and optimize contact tracing.”We have tested more than 30,000 specimens a day. However, this is still below the World Health Organization’s standard of 38,000 people a day,” he said. (aly)Topics : National COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo said that 92 percent of COVID-19 patients in certain regions of the country had comorbidities, putting them at high risk from the disease.“Based on data in the past six months, up to 92 percent of patients in some regions have comorbid factors, with diabetes the most common comorbidity,” he said during a public discussion on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com. He added that the province with the highest number of COVID-19 patients with diabetes was East Java.last_img read more

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Team Nigeria in Morocco to Win 12th All Africa Games, Says…

first_imgHe reiterated that Nigeria was in Morocco to win the Games and win it clean.“We are here to win the Games as you can see Morocco is our home. Definitely, we will win but our athletes must stay away from what can tarnish the image of the country,” Gumel, the International Olympic Committee member concluded.The Nigeria contingent was admitted into the Games Village in a colourful ceremony yesterday in Rabat, Morocco.The contingent of about 300 athletes was welcomed into the Games Village, by it’s Mayor, Youssef Oliewzar.He thanked the Nigerian government for releasing the athletes to participate in the Games and welcomed everyone as the country’s green-white-green flag was hoisted along with those of other countries that have arrived earlier.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Mayor welcomes Team Nigeria contingent into Games VillagePresident of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, has expressed confidence in the ability of Team Nigeria topping the overall medals table at the end of the 12th All Africa Games officially starting today in Rabat, Morocco.Speaking during the welcome ceremony of the Nigerian contingent to the Games Village, Gumel charged the athletes to be good ambassadors of the country, while thanking the government of Morocco for welcoming the team.last_img read more

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McGrath plays down Cats rivalry

first_imgAnd throw in on Sunday at Nowlan Park is at 2 o’clock…Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Alliance Medical. Noel McGrath, who started last weekend’s Division 1A victory over Dublin, claims squaring up to the Leinster side is ‘just like playing any other county’.A win for Michael Ryan’s side would put the Premier in a strong position to reach the knock-out stages of the league and also make it more difficult for the All-Ireland champions to go through to the last eight.The Loughmore-Castleiney clubman says recent history suggests that Sunday’s game will be close…last_img

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