The Ondo State government on Saturday confirmed that nine persons have died of the Lassa fever outbreak in the state. It also declared that a total of 102 cases of the epidemic have been reported in 8 local government areas of the state.
Among those affected local government are Akure South, Akure North, Owo, Ose, and Akoko Southwest areas of the state.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu revealed this during a state-wide broadcast monitored by our correspondent in Akure.
Mr. Akeredolu explained that laboratory results have been received for 79 cases of the symptom while others are still being expected.