Cholera kills over 400 people in July
Cholera killed 441 people across Nigeria in July 2021, a report by SB Morgan (SBM) Intelligence has said.
The report was based on data collected from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) from July 1 to July 27.
According to the report, 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded fatalities arising from the outbreak of the disease in July.
Out of the 12 states that recorded cholera fatalities in the period under review, 11 are in the North, except Bayelsa State in the South.
According to the report, Kano State recorded 123 fatalities, the highest figure; followed by Sokoto with 86 deaths, and FCT 53 deaths.
Other states’ records are: Plateau (21), Kebbi (one), Niger (10), Kogi (four), Bayelsa (25), Nasarawa (17), Kaduna (28), Bauchi (42), Jigawa (30), and Gombe (one). Since the beginning of 2021, according to the recent data released by the NCDC, 18 states and the FCT have reported cholera cases.
The affected states are Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara, and the FCT.
As of July 22, 2021, a total of 22,130 suspected cases and 526 deaths had been reported in the affected states. Bauchi, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara are the most badly affected states with over 2,000 cases.