Cholera: Death toll increases to 24 in Lagos


Cholera: Death toll increases to 24 in Lagos

… cases: 35 confirmed, 417 suspected 

The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Lagos State has risen to 24, with 35 confirmed cases, even as 417 cases are suspected in 20 Local Government Areas of the state

The state commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi, who confirmed the development on his X handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Friday morning, said the update was from the Lagos State Cholera Outbreak Situation Report (EPI Week 25) as of 19th of June, 2024.

Abayomi stated, “The situation report indicates 417 suspected cases, 35 confirmed cases, and total of 24 recorded deaths. The graphs depict the distribution of cases across the 20 LGAs in the state.”

From the graphic illustration, the peak of the outbreak occurred in Ajeromi, Kosofe, Epe, Ikorodu, Alimosho, and Eti-Osa LGAs on June 10, 2024.

Abayomi cautioned Lagosians to adhere strictly to personal and environmental hygiene and to stay safe from infection risk.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr. Kemi Ogunyemi, announced an increase in the number of deaths to 21 as suspected cases rose to 401 across the state.

Also, he said Lagos Island, Kosofe, and Eti Osa recorded the highest infections.

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