Two people died of ‘watery diarrhoea’, suspected to be cholera, in Central Darfur’s Jebel Marra over the weekend. 29 new cases were recorded. The isolation ward at Nierteti Hospital reported one death and five new patients.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a medical volunteer at the hospital of Nierteti, southwest of Jebel Marra, reported the death of one ‘watery diarrhoea’ patient in the isolation ward on Sunday.

“Five new cases were admitted, which brings the total number of patients in the ward to 20,” he said.

A villager reported to this station that “two people died of cholera in the isolation unit in Mara village,on Saturday and Sunday. There are now 16 patients at the unit, 14 of them were brought in this weekend.”

The makeshift isolation unit in Kuweila received 10 new cases on Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 35, he said.

The source added that an isolation centre was opened at neighbouring Korifal village last week. “With five new patients who were brought in on Saturday, there are now 48 patients being treated in the centre.”