By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 25 confirmed Lassa fever cases the week ending March 7, including one more death, bringing the country totals for 2021 to date to 161 cases and 32 deaths.

The new cases were reported from six States (Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Taraba, Kaduna and Benue).

In total for 2021, 12 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 45 Local Government Areas.

Of all confirmed cases, 79% are from Edo (45%), Ondo (24%) and Taraba (10%) States.

Cumulatively from week 1 to week 9, 2021, 32 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 19.9%.