Death toll rises to 2,209 in DR Congo


The death toll from the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has climbed to 2,209, the AU said on Thursday.

The AU said the figure represented the situation by Sunday December 8

The country had registered additional 59 new human causalities from the 2,150 deaths that were reported as of October 13.

The AU, which provides support to continental and international efforts against the epidemic through its specialised agency — Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), also stated that 3,327 Ebola cases were reported at the time.

The AU also said some 1,087 people recovered from the disease and that the overall Ebola fatality ratio remained at 67 per cent.

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