Via ReliefWeb, the government of Sierra Leone has published Ebola outbreak update - Emergency Operations Center (EOC), as of 12 August 2014.
As of today, 12 August 2014, we have a total of 184 patients who have survived Ebola Virus Disease and subsequently discharged. The total number of new confirmed cases is 21: Kailahun 2, Kenema 15; Bombali 1; Port Loko 2 and Tonkolili 1.
The total number of cumulative number of death is 259 and cumulative number of confirmed cases is 703 with Kailahun 378, Kenema 250; Kono 1; Kambia 1; Bombali 7; Tonkolili 2; Port Loko 22; Pujehun 3; Bo 22; Moyamba 4; Bonthe 1; Western Area Urban 11; Western Area Rural 1. As of today, Koinadugu district is the only district that has not registered confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
The cumulative number of probable cases is 38 and probable deaths 34 while the total cumulative number of suspected cases is 39 and suspected death is 5.
The World Health Organization has approved the use of the unregistered intervention for Ebola in the three Ebola affected Mano River Union Countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, the Government of Sierra Leone through the Emergency Operations Center has written a formal letter to the Director General of the WHO to request for the drugs and to ascertain the number of doses available to the country.
The Indian Mercantile Association has donated 500 bucket sets with attached taps and basins to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation as their contribution towards the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease, meanwhile World Vision Sierra Leone also donated three hundred million Leones to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation on behalf of World Vision International as their contribution in the war against the Ebola Virus Diseases.
World Vision also informed the Ministry of Health and Sanitation that it is in the process of procuring protective gears to be supplied to front line health workers in health facilities across the country.