DRC Reports One-Day Record Number Of New Ebola Cases, Deaths; Total Cases At 1,466

CIDRAP News: Ebola spreading at record pace in DRC, now 1,466 cases
“[Monday] the ministry of health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded 27 new cases of Ebola, setting a new single-day record for this 9-month outbreak on the far eastern edge of the country. Late last week, officials recorded 23 cases in one day, the previous high. In addition to the 27 cases recorded [Monday], the ministry also recorded 26 deaths — also the highest daily total to date — 15 of which took place in the community…” (Soucheray, 4/29).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from Agence France-Presse and Reuters.