NOVEMBER 6, 2014 By Alusine Sesay
Koinadugu District yesterday (5 November) recorded 15 new cases, the highest in the country, according to the daily release by the National Ebola Response Committee.
Until October, the district had zero recorded Ebola cases but it has now recorded thirty-six (36) Ebola cases in less than a month.
It took almost five months for the disease to penetrate the mountainous northern district after two deaths.
Kailahun, Kenema, Port Loko, Tonkolili, Bonthe, Moyamba, Pujehun and Western Area Urban recorded zero new cases yesterday, while Kono reported 4, Bo 4, Kambia 4, Bombali 2 and Western Area Rural 7.
As former hotspots and epicenters of Kenema and Kailahun continue to record few or zero new cases of Ebola, probably due to strict adherence to by-laws imposed by local chiefs, north-western districts are now the new epicenters, with the Western Rural and Urban areas accounting for 1,261, while Bombali and Port Loko have posted 613 and 563 respectively.
Meanwhile, the cumulative national infection rate is 4,151, while the death figure is 1,103.