The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4th and 10th.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Centre Chikwe Ihekweazu who  made this known in a statement in Abuja, said that from January 1st  to February 10th, out of a total of 947 suspected cases reported from 20 states and Abuja, 324 were confirmed positive, three probable and 620 negative.

He added that since the onset of the 2019 outbreak, there had been 69 deaths from the confirmed cases, bringing the fatality rate to 21.3 per cent.

Ihekweazu said that Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba, Abuja, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kwara, Benue, Rivers, Kogi, Enugu, Imo, Delta, Oyo and Kebbi states, had recorded at least one confirmed case across 54 local government areas.

He also confirmed that three new health workers were affected in Benue, Bauchi and Rivers states in the recent outbreak.

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