Executive summary

  • In Guinea, 5 new confirmed cases were reported in the week ending 26 July, this is 18 less cases than in the preceding week.
  • Three were reported in the capital, Conakry, and one in the neighbouring prefecture of Coyah.
  • For the first time since January 2015, no cases were reported in the prefecture of Forécariah.
  • Control measures and community engagement must remain sustained in order to end the epidemic.


Data sources & extraction

  • The daily situation reports (SitReps) are generated by the Guinean Ministry of Health
  • Data were extracted automatically where possible and otherwise manually.
  • Basic data cleaning was performed.
  • All figures in this report are compiled up to the week ending 26 July 2015.
  • We would like to hear about your needs in order to create more specific figures and include them in future reports. Please get in touch with us at ebola_sitrep@lshtm.ac.uk.

Weekly new cases and deaths


  • Weekly number of new cases and deaths are computed by summing daily numbers. Note that this doesn’t account for reclassification of cases that occur over the week: as such, suspected cases that are confirmed will appear in both suspected and confirmed counts.
  • A week is defined from Monday to Sunday.
  • Weeks with missing daily SitReps appear slightly transparent.
  • Where possible, numbers are stacked by case status (confirmed, probable, suspected).

Weekly new confirmed, probable & suspected cases

Weekly new deaths

  • The status (confirmed, probable, suspected) is not known.

Cumulative cases and deaths


  • Cumulative number of cases and deaths are plotted with a daily time-step using all available SitReps.
  • Where possible, cumulative numbers are stacked by case status (confirmed, probable, suspected).
  • Cumulative numbers should increase over time. However, the figures show several drops.
  • This is due to continuous data cleaning and reclassification of cases status in the MoH line list.

Cumulative confirmed, probable & suspected cases

Cumulative non cases

Cumulative confirmed, probable & suspected deaths

Health-Care Workers


  • New and cumulative cases/deaths are available for health-care worker.
  • The status (confirmed, probable, suspected) is not known.

Weekly new cases among Health-Care Workers

Weekly new deaths among Health-Care Workers

Cumulative cases among Health-Care Workers

Cumulative deaths among Health-Care Workers

Isolation and treatment centres

Currently admitted

Weekly new admissions

Daily numbers of isolated, new admissions & new cases


Research team

  • Sebastian Funk (Lecturer at LSHTM) performed data cleaning, extraction and analysis.
  • Anton Camacho (Research Fellow at LSHTM) performed data cleaning, extraction and analysis.
  • Beth Smout and Rebecca Glover (Research Assistents at LSHTM) performed data cleaning and extraction.
  • We are grateful to Dr Boubacar Diallo (WHO Guinea) and Prof. René Migliani (Conseiller du coordinateur national de la lutte contre Ebola en Guinée) for providing the Guinean SitReps.


  • This project (#13165) is funded by the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme, managed by Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA).
  • The R2HC programme aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. Visit www.elrha.org/work/r2hc for more information.
  • The £8 million R2HC programme is funded equally by the Wellcome Trust and DFID, with Enhancing Learning and ELRHA overseeing the programme’s execution and management.