Cholera claims 1,178 lives, spreads to 23 states

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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.