1,182 Cholera Cases Reported In 13 states In One Week

  • 23 deaths reported in nine states

  • 61 persons hospitalised in Oyo community

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said 1,182 cases of cholera were reported in 13 states between September 6 and September 12, 2021.

In its latest report, the Federal Government agency listed the affected states as: Bauchi (472), Katsina (194), Borno (106), Jigawa (95), Yobe (80), Kaduna (68), Adamawa (63), Sokoto (38), Gombe (34), Abia (13), Taraba (10), Ogun (eight) and Niger (one).

The report also showed that Bauchi (472), Katsina (194) and Borno (106) accounted for 65.3 percent of the 1,182 suspected cases reported.

Also, 23 persons were said to have died of the disease in nine states: Kaduna (six), Adamawa (five), Katsina (four), Gombe (two), Jigawa (two), Bauchi (one), Borno (one), Ogun (one) and Taraba (one) with a weekly fatality ratio (CFR) of 1.9 per cent.

As at September 12, 2021, a total of 72,910 suspected cases, including 2,404 deaths (CFR 3.3 per cent), had been reported in 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2021.

Of the suspected cases since the beginning of the year, the age group 5 to 14 years is the most affected for male and female.

Also, of all suspected cases, 50 per cent are males and 50 per cent are females.

To coordinate the national response, the NCDC said it had activated a national multi-sectoral emergency operations centre (EOC) at Level 02.

Also, Sixty-one persons have reportedly been hospitalised following a cholera outbreak at Kisi in Irepo Local Government Area of Oyo State in the last three weeks.

While some of the patients have been discharged, others are still receiving treatment at the General Hospital in the town.

A source close to the Ministry of Health said while 55 persons had been treated and discharged, six others remained on admission.

The source, who said the first case was reported around August 28, explained that the government had put in a lot of measures in place to put the situation under check.