In week 51, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 5 in week 50, 2020 to 12 cases. These were reported from 2 States (Ed0 and Ondo) (Table 3).
Cumulatively from week 1 to week 51, 2020, 242 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 20.6% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2019 (20.8%).
In total for 2020, 27 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 130 Local Government Areas (Figure 2 and 3).
Of all confirmed cases, 75% are from Ondo (36%), Edo (32%) and Ebonyi (7%) States.
The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years (Range: <1 to 99 years, Median Age: 30 years). The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9 (Figure 4).
The number of suspected cases has significantly increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2019.
One new Healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 51.
Lassa fever outbreak emergency phase declared over on the 28th of April 2020 based on composite indicators national threshold.
National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) continues to coordinate the response activities at all levels.