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Ebola outbreak update

AUGUST 26, 2014 

As of yesterday 26 August 2014, we have a total of 244 patients who have survived Ebola Virus Disease and subsequently discharged. The total number of new confirmed cases is 20: Kenema 6, Bombali 3; Tonkolili 2; Port Loko 3; Pujehun 2; Western Area Rural 3, and Western Area Urban 1.

The total number of cumulative confirmed deaths is 355 and cumulative number of confirmed cases is 955 with Kailahun 440; Kenema 326; Kono 1; Kambia 1; Bombali 20; Tonkolili 13; Port Loko 57; Pujehun 7; Bo 35; Moyamba 9; Bonthe 1; Western Area Urban 30; and Western Area Rural 15. Koinadugu District still remains the only district that has not registered confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

The cumulative number of probable cases is 37 and probable deaths 37, while the total cumulative number of suspected cases is 58 and suspected deaths is 8.

Meanwhile, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has received the following donations through the Office of the President from various institutions as follows:

1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

1.2. A cash donation of Le30,000,000 (thirty million Leones) from the Sierra Leone Ambassador to Kuwait, Mr. Ibrahim Bakarr Kamara and staff.

1.3. A bank wired transfer to the Ebola Emergency Account to the tune of US$500,000 (five hundred thousand United States dollars) from His Excellency the President of the Gambia, Sheik Professor Alhaji A.J.J. Jammeh.

2. The Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources:

• A Toyota Land Cruiser ambulance type vehicle with registration AGD 644 and a cheque totaling 40,000,000 (forty million Leones) from Cluff Gold Sierra Leone Limited.

3. The All People’s Congress (APC):

• Two pick-up vans worth US$30,000 (thirty thousand United States dollars) each and two Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) worth US$40,000 (forty thousand United States dollars) each.

4. A bank wired transfer to the Ebola Emergency Account totaling 150,000,000 (one hundred and fifty million Leones) from the Management of Standard Chartered Bank.

5. Le20,000,000 (twenty million Leones) from the Ministry of Labour and the Labour Congress.

6. A cheque donation of Le225,000,000 (two hundred and twenty-five million Leones) from the Management of Ecobank.

7. A cheque donation of Le40,000,000 (forty million Leones) from IBIS.

8. US$100,000 (one hundred thousand United States dollars) from the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

9. Assorted foodstuff including water and toiletries worth Le30,000,000 (thirty million Leones) from Ex-Deflosacs Ltd.

10. A cheque donation of Le25,000,000 (twenty-five million Leones) and 500 packets of six 1.5 liters of mineral water from Foodland Supermarket.

11. A cash donation of Le25,000,000 (twenty-five million Leones) from the Diamond Dealers Association of Kono.

12. A cheque donation of Le25,000,000 (twenty-five million Leones) and a cash donation of Le5,500,000 (five million five hundred thousand Leones) from Prosperity Ladies.

13. A cheque donation of Le20,000,000 (twenty million Leones) from the United Council of Imams.

Credit: Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)