The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said no fewer than 54 people have died of Cholera disease in the country.
In its latest report on the outbreak of the disease, the NCDC stated that the deaths were recorded between January 1 and May 1, 2022.
It added that over 1,800 suspected cases were reported in 77 local government areas across 16 states of the country.
The states are Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross River, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Rivers, Taraba, and Zamfara.
The centre said as of 1st May 2022, a total of 1,861 suspected cases, including 54 deaths have been reported from 16 states in 2022,”
Last year, the NCDC said the number of people who died of cholera was twice as many as those killed by COVID-19.
Data from the agency indicated that while the death toll from cholera in 2021 was 3,604, the figure of those who died of COVID-19 complications was 1,750.