The Democratic Republic of Congo announced their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The number of cases has exceeded 3 000, making it the country's largest-ever Ebola outbreak. It is the second-largest Ebola outbreak after one which hit West Africa from 2014-2016.
Key stats from then to date via Doctors WIthout Borders:
- 3423 total cases
- 3304 confirmed cases
- 2244 deaths
Contrast this with Covid-19, as the Corona virus is more formally known.
- 78 966 total cases
- 53 079 currently infected
- 23 418 recovered
- 2 469 deaths
Not to indulge in whataboutery, but the fatality rates for Covid-19 are insignificant compared to Ebola.