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Ebola Outbreak Death toll now 7693

19,695 confirmed cases of the disease have also been recorded since the outbreak began, according to the WHO.

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The Ebola outbreak has now claimed 7,693 lives in West Africa play

The Ebola outbreak has now claimed 7,693 lives in West Africa

(NBC News)

The death toll for the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now risen to 7,693, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, December 26.

19,695 confirmed cases of the disease have also been recorded since the outbreak began, according to the WHO.

The latest report shows that the casualty figure increased by 175 and the number of infections by 355 since the last statistics were released on December 22.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone has overtaken Liberia as the country with the most cases of the disease accounting for 9,203 cases and 2,655 deaths as at December 24.

Transmission of the disease in Liberia has however shown a steady decline in the last one month.

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