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The death toll from the current Cholera outbreak in the Federal Capital Territory has risen from 54 to 60 in the last week.

The Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Ramatu Aliyu, who confirmed this during the continuation of community sensitization campaign on Cholera and other severe outbreaks in Pyakasa and Gwagwa communities, also noted that the number of suspected cases has risen from 604 to nearly 700 cases in the last 72 hours.

The Minister was represented by the Acting Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Iwot Ndaeyo, who provided a breakdown of how the suspected cases spread across the six area councils.

According to Doctor Iwot, Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, recorded about 281 cases with twenty-two deaths, while the Bwari Area Council has recorded at least 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths.

Others are Gwagwalada Area Council which has recorded 220 suspected cases with nine deaths, Kuje Area Council has recorded 23 cases with four deaths while Kwali Area Council has recorded 37 suspected cases with three deaths.

The FCT Administration and the area councils insisted sensitization about Cholera has been intensified to contain the spread of the disease and provided treatment to those affected by the disease.