The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday recorded 3,057 deaths from cholera and a total of 88,563 cases within the space of nine months.
The NCDC lamented inadequate health facilities for the management of patients with cholera in the country.
According to THE PUNCH, the centre’s epidemiological report shows that other challenges; inadequacy of cholera vaccine and inadequate trained personnel across states have also slowed down the management of cholera cases.
The report states that Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina and Sokoto recorded the highest case fatalities with 255; 312; 423; 220; 382 deaths respectively.
Other states like Zamfara, Yobe, Niger, Kebbi, Kaduna, Borno, Plateau, FCT, Nasarawa, Gombe and Delta accounted for 157; 112; 309; 279; 164; 86; 20; 77; 55; six and 30 deaths.
Also, Benue accounted for five deaths; Adamawa 22; Bayelsa 15; Kwara 38; Kogi 37; Enugu 13; Taraba 22; Cross River 1; Rivers 0; Ogun 12; Abia 0; Osun 2; and Ekiti with three deaths.