Lassa Fever: 11 More People Die As Death Toll Hits 132

 Lassa Fever: 11 More People Die As  Death Toll Hits 132

No fewer than 11 more people have died from the outbreak of Lassa fever since the beginning of the year 2020.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the figure in its latest situation report on the disease.

It explained that the patients lost their lives to the disease in the ninth week which coves between February 24 and March 1, 2020, bringing the number of people killed to 132 in 2020.

The health agency noted that the number of new confirmed cases in week nine decreased to 85 compared to the 102 cases recorded in the previous week.

States, where the cases were reported, included Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Plateau, Benue, Kogi, Taraba, Kebbi and Lagos.

In total, the NCDC said 27 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 118 Local Government Areas in 2020.

The number of suspected cases has significantly increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2019.

The result revealed that one new health care worker was affected in Edo state in the reporting week 09.

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