The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 110 deaths: 78 in positive-confirmed cases, eight in probable cases and 24 in negative cases with Case Fatality Rate (CFR) in confirmed and probable cases at 23.8 per cent.
A new update released yesterday by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that between February 26 to March 4,2018, 35 news cases were recorded in five states( Edo 19, Ondo 5, Bauchi 1, Ebonyi 9, and Plateau 1 with 7 new deaths confirmed from three states which include Ondo 2, Edo 2, and Ebonyi 3. It also showed that two health workers were confirmed positive last week in Ebonyi State; cumulatively, 16 healthcare workers have been affected in six states.
According to the report from January 1 to March 4, 2018, there were 1,121 suspected cases. Of these 353 are confirmed positive, eight are probable, 723 are negative and 37 are awaiting laboratory results; involving 18 states (Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo, Plateau, Lagos, Taraba, Delta, Osun, Rivers, FCT, Gombe and Ekiti).