The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports that Cholera claimed 63 lives in the past week in 10 states across Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state of Katsina took the lead with 19 deaths, followed by Bauchi with 16 fatalities.
To prevent the rise of infections, the NCDC said it would “continue monitoring epidemiological trends to guide ICG requests for planned vaccination campaigns, plan training of state laboratory scientists on sample collection and analysis” and ensure a “continued follow-up with states for updates on risk communication.”
3,098 suspected cases were recorded in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
58,698 suspected cases have also been recorded in the country since the beginning of the year, with 2,035 deaths.