No fewer than 37 people have lost their lives to the new cholera outbreak in Bauchi State.

Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, the former Commissioner for Health in Bauchi, had on 25th May, 2021, disclosed the outbreak, with a 37-year-old housewife who reported with the disease at the Burra General Hospital on 24th April, 2021.

He announced then that 20 people had died from the disease, while 322 people affected were being managed.

Furthermore, the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA) has said that the deadly disease has now spread to six more local government areas from the initial nine, making it 15 local government areas of the State.

According to the data made available to newsmen in Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, the Executive Chairman of the Agency, the BSPHDA said that 1,799 cholera cases were recorded between 25th May, 2021 when the outbreak was announced and now.

According to the data made available by the Agency, Alkaleri; Bauchi; Darazo; Dass; Ganjuwa, and Giade were local government areas with reported cases of cholera in the State.

Other affected LGAs, according to BSPHDA, are Jama’are; Kirfi; Misau, Ningi; Shira; Tafawa Balewa; Toro; Warji, and Zaki.

In LGA by LGA analysis, the data report indicated that Bauchi LGA led the pack with 1,334 cases and 18 deaths recorded, while Toro LGA recorded 165 cases with four deaths.

Ningi and Dass LGAs have 91 and 60 cases with three and two deaths respectively. While Misau LGA recorded 44 cases and four deaths, Tafawa Balewa LGA recorded 41 cases with four deaths also.

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