COVID-19, cholera, measles kill 244 in Borno
In 18 months, cholera, measles and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) have killed 244 people in Borno State.
This was made known at the weekend in the World Health Organisation (WHO) weekly snap shots entitled ‘Overview of COVID-19, cholera, cVDPV2 in Borno’ at the orientation workshop for journalists in Maiduguri.
The deaths were reported from 14,227 cases of the three diseases in 20 local councils of the state.
“Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in April, 2020, at Pulka, the epidemiological updates show that COVID-19 killed 38 people in the state,” said Dr. Danladi Ndahi, while presenting an overview on COVID-19 in the state.
He explained that out of the 22,065 cases, there were 1,363 confirmed cases with 6.2 per cent Case Positivity Rate (CPR).
“The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) also stood at 2.8 per cent,” he added.
On CFR, he noted that COVID-19 was 5.2 per cent, while cholera and measles had 0.95 per cent and 2.8 per cent in that order.
Ndahi noted that 89 per cent of COVID-19 confirmed cases were recorded in Maiduguri metropolis, while Jere council recorded 19 per cent.
“Ten local councils have not reported a single case of COVID-19,” he disclosed.