[BREAKING] Cholera Outbreak: Lagos Records 29 Deaths, 579 Suspected Cases

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has reported 29 deaths and 579 cases since the cholera outbreak began two weeks ago.

Speaking on Monday during an ongoing press briefing, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, explained that the death rate was due to patients being presented late at the hospital or brought in dead.

He added that no case had been reported in schools.

“For the past two weeks, we have recorded 29 deaths and 579 suspected cholera cases. The 29 deaths was caused by patients being presented late that we couldn’t resuscitate them.”

On 11th of June, 2024, Abayomi, in a statement, warned that the state had recorded an excess of reports of severe gastroenteritis cases.

Abayomi disclosed that cases of severe gastroenteritis have been reported in communities around Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, and Kosofe Local Government Area of the state.

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