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NCDC confirms a total of 2,323 casualties of Cholera in 69,925 suspected cases

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that Nigeria has confirmed a total of 2,323 casualties in 69,925 suspected cases of cholera as of the 5th of September.

The NCDC said this on Tuesday morning, in a situation report from 36 states and the FCT in Nigeria, for the period of August 30th to September 5th, adding that 46 new related deaths were released during the period.

Below is the NCDC report:

The NCDC said, “In the reporting week, 12 states reported 1,677 suspected cases.

As of Sept. 5, 2021, a total of 69,925 suspected cases, including 2,323 deaths (CFR 3.3%) have been reported from 25 states and FCT in 2021.

 

Bauchi (566), Katsina (282), Sokoto (258), Yobe (183), Borno (179), Niger (94), Kaduna (66), Adamawa (34), Gombe (8), Kano (4), Kebbi (2), and Nasarawa (1). “There was a 58% decrease in the number of new suspected cases in week 35 (1,667) compared with week 34 (3,992).

“Of the cases reported, there were 46 deaths from Borno (13), Sokoto (12), Katsina (8), Bauchi (6), Niger (3), Kaduna (2), Adamawa (1), and Kano (1) states with a weekly case fatality ratio (CFR) of 2.7%.”

It added that a total of 25 states and the FCT have reported suspected cholera cases in 2021. These are Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara, as Two new states (Osun and Ekiti) reported cases, though with dates of onset in weeks prior to week 35.

Written by: Busayo Babs

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