According to the latest situation report published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, May 29, the Lassa fever death toll has risen to almost 200 in Nigeria.
The NCDC revealed that nine new cases have been recorded in Nigeria this new week, with five cases confirmed in Ondo, two in Edo, and one each in Benue and Ebonyi.
At the moment Nigeria has recorded 1,015 cases of the Lassa fever infection with 197 deaths, across just 27 states of the federation.
Ondo has recorded the highest number of cases with 332, closely followed by Edo (328), Ebonyi (75), and Taraba (56). Other states affected are Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Delta, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, and Sokoto.
Ondo has also recorded the highest number of deaths with 48, followed by Edo with 39, Taraba with 21, and Bauchi with 20. While Lagos, Ogun, Osun, and Oyo have recorded confirmed cases, but zero deaths during the course of the year.