By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on the cholera outbreak in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports a 50% decrease in the number of new suspected cases in the ending Oct. 10 (535) compared with the week ending Oct. 3 (1063).

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As at 10th October 2021, a total of 90,890 suspected cases including 3,208 deaths (CFR 3.5%) have been reported from 31 states and FCT in 2021.

Thirty-one states and FCT have reported suspected cholera cases in 2021. These are Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara.

Three states – Bauchi (19,452 cases), Kano (12,116 cases), Jigawa (10,763 cases) and Zamfara (10,148 cases) account for 58% of all cumulative cases.