According to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), the rate of cholera death has increased to 60 in the FCT.
Giving the update, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, FCT Minister who was represented by the acting Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, also revealed that suspected cases had risen from 604 to 698 in last 72 hours, while the death toll had also climbed from 54 to 60.
She noted that Abaji Area Council recorded three suspected cases and no death, while Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has 281 suspected cases with 22 deaths. Meanwhile, Bwari Area Council recorded 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths.
Others are Gwagwalada Area Council, 220 suspected cases and nine deaths; Kuje Area Council, 23 suspected cases with four deaths, and Kwali Area Council, which recorded 37 suspected cases with three deaths.
She further stated that every necessary step to curb its further spread must be made, just as she urged FCT residents and critical stakeholders to publicise the message of cholera disease prevention, and proper sanitation with practice of hand hygiene in their respective communities.