The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that as at September 2, 2021, there have been 2,141 deaths following a total of 65,145 suspected cases of cholera.

This was disclosed on its Cholera Situation weekly epidemiological report, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The report cited that Bauchi State leads with the number of cases at 855, followed by Katsina (396) and Kano (306).

Others are; Yobe (162), Zamfara (80), Niger (78), Borno (67), Sokoto (45), Kaduna (41), Gombe (21), FCT (18), Kebbi (17), Adamawa (15), Taraba (13), Nasarawa (10), Plateau (2) and Jigawa (1),”

What the NCDC said

The NCDC stated that Nigeria’s Cholera fatality rate is 3.3%.

The health agency said, “23 states and the FCT have reported suspected cholera cases in 2021. These included: Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara, Adamawa, Enugu, Katsina, Borno, Taraba and the FCT.

“In the reporting week, 16 states plus the FCT reported 2,127 suspected cases.

“No new state reported cases in epi week 34. The national multi-sectoral EOC activated at level 02 continues to coordinate the national response Epi-Summary.”

NCDC said out of the suspected cases, it conducted 32 Rapid Diagnoses Test (RDT) and confirmed cases from Adamawa (11), Katsina (8), Kaduna (7), Borno (4), Taraba (1) and Yobe (1). There were 32 culture-confirmed cases from Yobe, (12), Adamawa (11), Katsina (8) and Borno (1).

It added that the multi-sectoral EOC activated at level 2 continues to coordinate the national response.

What you should know

Recall Nairametrics reported last month that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) revealed that Nigeria had recorded 1,178 deaths from Cholera in 37,819 suspected cases in 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory as of August 14.