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Cholera Death Toll Reaches 24 in Lagos

The cholera outbreak in Lagos State has worsened, with the death toll now reaching 24. As of June 19th, there are 35 confirmed cases and a staggering 417 suspected cases across 20 Local Government Areas.

The state health commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, confirmed the grim statistics on Friday, citing the Lagos State Cholera Outbreak Situation Report. The report also highlights that Ajeromi, Kosofe, Epe, Ikorodu, Alimosho, and Eti-Osa LGAs experienced the peak of the outbreak on June 10th.

In response to the escalating crisis, Abayomi urged residents to prioritize personal and environmental hygiene to minimize the risk of infection.

This alarming update follows a previous announcement by Dr. Kemi Ogunyemi, Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, who reported 21 deaths and 401 suspected cases on Thursday. Lagos Island, Kosofe, and Eti Osa were identified as the areas with the highest infection rates.

The situation underscores the urgent need for continued vigilance and preventative measures to curb the spread of cholera in Lagos State.

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