The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says cholera has so far killed 816 people in Nigeria in 2021.
The agency in its latest report also said 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory have reported suspected cholera cases in 2021.
According to the NCDC, as of August 1, 2021, a total of 31,425 suspected cases including 816 deaths have been reported from Benue state, Delta state, Zamfara state, Gombe state, Bayelsa state, Kogi state, Sokoto state, Bauchi state, Kano state.
Other affected states are Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Niger, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara, Enugu, Adamawa, Katsina, Borno and the Federal Capital Territory.
It also noted that the cholera case fatality rate in the country is now at 2.6 per cent.
According to the report, Kano leads with the number of deaths with 143; followed by Bauchi with 133. Sokoto is third with 100; FCT is fourth with 70; Jigawa 65; Katsina 58; Kaduna 50; Delta; 32; Zamfara 19; Plateau 17; Nasarawa 17.
Others are Bayelsa 15; Niger 13; Enugu 13; Benue 12; Kwara – four; Kogi -four; Yobe -three; Gombe -one; Borno -one and Kebbi -one.
In the reporting week 30, from July 26-August 1, seven states and the FCT reported 1,162 suspected cases – Bauchi (773), Niger (183), Katsina (120), FCT (64), Jigawa (13), Kano (four), Borno (four) and Adamawa (one).
Of this, there were two confirmed cases from the FCT and there were 30 deaths from Bauchi (11), Katsina (10), Niger (six), FCT (two), and Jigawa (one).
The report shows that of the reported cases since the beginning of the year, 27 per cent are aged 5 – 14 years and of all suspected cases, 51 per cent are males while 49 percent are females
“There has been a decrease in the number of new cases in the last two weeks. Bauchi (773), Niger (183), Katsina (120), and FCT (64) account for 50.9% of 1,941 cases reported in the last two weeks (29 and 30).
“Since the beginning of the year, a total of 709 samples have been collected with positive cases as follows – 234 RDT positive only; 77 culture-positive; 311 RDT and culture positive. The test positivity rate (TPR) for laboratory confirmation by culture is 25 per cent,” the report stated.
The health agency added that response is being coordinated by the National Multi-sectoral Emergency Operations Centres hosted at NCDC, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and partners.
It said “currently, Zamfara, Kaduna, Bauchi, Plateau, FCT, Kano, Enugu, Jigawa, Niger and Sokoto, Katsina State-level EOCs are in response mode.
“National Rapid Response Teams with response commodities were deployed by NCDC to support the response in six states – Benue, Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara, Bauchi and Plateau States.
“Mop-up OCV campaign was conducted in Bauchi LGA, Bauchi State from 29th to 30th July 2021”.
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