Nigeria has recorded another 377 new suspected cases of Diphtheria, bringing the total number of cases to 1,064 from 21 states.
Disclosing this in the latest EPi situation report for Week 19 2022 to Week 09 2023, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, NCDC, also stated that 62 deaths have been recorded from the outbreak. The new 377 suspected cases were reported from seven states across the country. The majority 355 (96.8 per cent) were from Kano.
The situation report which is the Epi situation report of Week 6-9 2023 showed that of the 377 suspected cases reported, 102 (27.1 per cent) were confirmed (9 lab-confirmed, 93 clinically compatible), 113 (30.0 per cent) were discarded, 148 (39.3 per cent) are pending classification & 14 (3.7 per cent) were unknown.