Cholera outbreak in 2021 alone claimed approximately three thousand, six hundred and four lives. This data is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
The agency also recorded about one hundred and eleven thousand, sixty-two cases in the same year, and these were only the numbers of infections captured within recognised health facilities that documented their tests and treatments.
NCDC) revealed this data in its situation report for the 52nd epidemiological and last report for 2021 while giving a list of states primarily affected by the outbreak.
According to the agency’s findings, thirty-three states, including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, were ravaged by cholera.
Places like Anambra, Edo and Imo, did not report suspected cases during the period of the outbreak, as those affected are Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Enugu, the FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Kebbi. Others are Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara,” NCDC disclosed.