By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In a follow-up on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (HERE and HERE), the World Health Organization (WHO)has reported six new EVD cases since April 10 in Beni.

The first new confirmed case was reported in a 26-year-old man in the city of Beni in the north eastern province of Nord-Kivu 10 days ago, two days before the DRC planned to declare an end to the Ebola outbreak; which has resulted in a new chain of transmission.

The new cases forced the DRC national government to hold off on its declaration of an end to the epidemic.

Reuters reported Sunday that a patient escaped from a clinic complicating efforts to contain the disease.

Since the outbreak began in mid-2018, 3448 confirmed and probable cases were reported, including 2259 deaths.