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Lassa fever death toll in Nigeria increases to 161 amid coronavirus cases

Lassa fever death cases in Nigeria have increased to 161, just after 5 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the country. 

A new data that released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) showed a total of 3,735 suspected cases, 906 confirmed cases (11 possible) and 161 deaths has been accounted for in 123 local government areas in 27 states. The new figures represent the total cases from the beginning of the year till March 15. 

Same time in 2019, a total of 1801 suspected cases with 495 confirmed cases and 114 deaths were reported in 73 local government areas in 21 states.

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