In Liberia, everyone says Ebola cases are dropping

“I’m not only finding it to be true, I want it to be true,” said Dr. Moses Massaquoi, who leads case management for Ebola response and oversees the country’s ETUs.

With international assistance, Monrovia, an epicenter of the outbreak, should have 1,000 beds available by early November. “Some of those,” Massaquoi said, looking over Ebola case data, “we won’t actually need.”

Up north, in Lofa County, which was ground zero of Liberia’s outbreak, new Ebola cases have reportedly slowed to a trickle. “It’s dramatic,” Assistant Minister of Health Tolbert Nyenswah told BuzzFeed News. “There have been no new cases there in two weeks.” Right now, there are only 4 patients in a 150-bed ETU in Foya, the capital of Lofa County, according to internal health figures updated yesterday.