More than 700 people died in Congo due to Ebola


April 6, 2019 03:56
Updated April 6, 2019 03:58

A total of 702 people have died in Ebola in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since the outbreak of the disease was reported in August, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health.

In an official report with numbers in effect until April 4, the authorities counted 702 deaths, of which 636 were positive in laboratory tests and the remainder is likely. Cases of infection total 1,117, of which 1,051 are confirmed in the laboratory.

This outbreak, following the epidemic in West Africa in 2014, was declared on 1 August in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.

Since August 8, when vaccinations began, more than 95,100 people have been inoculated, mainly in the cities of Katwa, Beni, Butembo, Mabalako and Mandima, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health.


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