Death toll now 7,373

According to figures released on Friday, December 19, 7,373 people have now died from the deadly disease.

The global death toll for the current Ebola outbreak is now more than 7,000, the World Health Organization has said.

The WHO also said that 19,031 cases of the disease have been confirmed in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Sierra Leone is currently the country with the highest number of infected patients and a total of 392 new deaths have been recorded in the country.

The current outbreak is the worst ever recorded and has affected 6 countries in West Africa since it began in March.

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