As the attention of many Nigerians move to the Covid-19 pandemic, another virus continues to wreak havoc of its own. The death toll of Lassa fever cases in Nigeria has increased to 161 in 2020 alone.
A new data released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed that a total of 3,735 suspected cases with 906 confirmed cases (11 probable) and 161 deaths have so far been reported in 123 local government areas in 27 states.
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The new figures represents the total cases from the beginning of the year till March 15.
At the same period in 2019, a total of 1801 suspected cases with 495 confirmed cases and 114 deaths were reported in 73 local government areas in 21 states.
See the statistics below:
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