As the country still battles from the COVID-19 effect, a report by SB Morgan (SBM) Intelligence published in July 2021, revealed that cholera killed 441 people in Nigeria, according.
The report which is supported from the data collected from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) from July 1 to July 27 revealed that 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) recorded fatalities arising from cholera outbreak in July.
From the 12 states that recorded cholera fatalities in the period under review, 11 states were from the northern part of the country with only Bayelsa state from the southern part of the country.
The report also stated that Kano state recorded the highest number of deaths with 123 fatalities, followed by Sokoto with 86 deaths, and FCT 53 deaths.
Other states recorded: Plateau (21), Kebbi (1), Niger (10), Kogi (4), Bayelsa (25), Nasarawa (17), Kaduna (28), Bauchi (42), Jigawa (30), and Gombe (1).
In a latest report released by NCDC, 18 states and the FCT have reported cholera cases since the beginning of 2021.
The affected states are Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara, and the FCT.
As of July 22, 2021, 22,130 suspected cases and 526 deaths have been reported in the affected states.
Bauchi, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara are the most badly affected states with over 2,000 cases