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.
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: