Cholera claims 1,178 lives, spreads to 23 states


Cholera outbreak has killed 1,178 persons and spread to 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory( FCT), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.

The centre in a situation report issued on Monday night said a total of 37,819 suspected cases have also been recorded so far killed since the start of the year.

“As at 8th August, 2021, a total of 37,819 suspected cases including 1,178 deaths
(CFR 3.1%) have been reported from 23 states and FCT since the beginning of 2021,” the organisation said.

The states are: Benue, Delta, Zamfara,
Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River,
Niger, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara, Enugu, Adamawa, Katsina, Borno, Taraba
and FCT.
The centre however said there has been a decrease in the number of new cases in the last two weeks.

It said Bauchi , Niger , Zamfara and Katsina account for 78.1% of 1,956 cases reported in the last two weeks.

The national multi-sectoral EOC activated at level 02 continues to coordinate the national response, NCDC said.