Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it recorded 25 new cases of Lassa fever between February 11th and 17th across the country.

The Chief Executive Officer of the centre Chikwe Ihekweazu made this known on Friday in Abuja.

He said that the 25 new cases brought the number of confirmed cases to 355 out of 1,139 suspected cases recorded since Jan. 1 in 19 states and Abuja.

Ihekweazu said under the reporting week 7 that out of the total cases, three were probable while 781 tested negative. He added that a total of 75 deaths had been recorded since the onset of the outbreak.

According to the Officer, Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kwara, Benue, Rivers, Kogi, Enugu, Imo, Delta, Oyo and Kebbi states as well as Abuja each recorded at least one confirmed case.