1,905 Deaths from Ebola in A Year in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In a year 1,905 people died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A further 844 patients in the country have been declared cured by the infectious virus.
This is evident from the figures that the Congolese health authorities published on Thursday.
The Ebola epidemic was officially declared on August 1, 2018. “Since the onset of the outbreak, the number of cases has stood at 2,842, of which 2,748 confirmed and 94 suspected.
In total, there are 1,905 deaths (1,811 confirmed and 94 suspected) and 844 people are healed, “the health ministry said in its report on the condition of the disease.
The epidemic has so far been restricted to the province of North Kivu (with the cities of Beni, Butembo-Katwa, Goma) and marginally present in the province of Ituri.
Besides, two cases have been registered in neighbouring country Uganda.