Over the weekend and through today, the ministry of health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded 25 new Ebola cases from towns and cities across North Kivu and Ituri provinces, including two in Beni and one in Lubero. The rest of the cases originated in current hot spots, including Katwa and Butembo.

The spike in cases pushed the outbreak total over the 1,000-case milestone as it enters its eighth month. This is the DRC’s 10th and largest Ebola outbreak, and the second biggest in history.

The outbreak now stands at 1,016 cases, of which 951 are confirmed and 64 are probable. A total of 634 deaths have been recorded, and 226 suspected cases are still under investigation.

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