NCDC Lassa fever Situation Report Epi Week 22:31 May–6 June 2021

Situation Report
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• In week 22, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 5 in week 21, 2021 to 6 cases. These was reported from Edo and Ondo States (Table 3)

• Cumulatively from week 1 to week 22, 2021, 59 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 20.2% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2020 (20.8%)

• In total for 2021, 14 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 57 Local Government Areas (Figure 2 and 3)

• Of all confirmed cases, 79% are from Edo (44%), Ondo (29%) and Taraba (6%) States.

• The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years (Range: <1 to 70 years, Median Age: 29 years). The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.8 (Figure 4)

• The number of suspected cases has decreased compared to that reported for the same period in 2020

• No new Healthcare worker affected in the reporting week 22

• National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) continues to coordinate the response activities at all levels