Cholera: Nigeria records 80 deaths, 4,153 suspected cases in one month

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria has confirmed 4,153 new suspected cases of cholera infections and 80 suspected deaths across nine states of the country, with Borno state recording total of 93 deaths.

Penpushing reports that the record spanning Epidemiological Week 36 to 39 (5 September to 2 October), shows that of the 4,153 suspected cases, Borno State in the North-east topped the infection chart with 2,626.

The report shows that there was a 42 per cent increase in the number of cases within the month under review compared to 2,428 cases reported in August, and it also   revealed that as of 2 October, Nigeria had recorded a total of 10,745 suspected cases and 256 deaths across 31 states, representing a Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) of 2.4 per cent.

Penpushing further reports the record  shows that 11 states account for 86 per cent of all cumulative cases, with Borno state leading again with 3,663 cases, followed by Yobe State with 1,632 cases, while  Katsina  has 767 cases, Taraba 675 cases, Cross River 649 cases, Gombe  470 cases, Jigawa 417 cases and Bauchi 304.

The report in same vein showed that of the total 256 suspected deaths in 2022, Borno State accounted for 93, followed by Yobe and Taraba states with 39 and 28 deaths respectively, while Yobe and Gombe State followed Borno State on the log with 718 and 317 cases respectively.

Penpushing also reports that, Zamfara State recorded 212 cases, followed by Bauchi with 119, Jigawa, 95, and Sokoto State with 47 cases, while Katsina state recorded 16 cases, Adamawa came last on the log with three infections only.

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