Death toll reaches 8594

The WHO also added that the number of confirmed cases of the disease had reached 21,614.

The death toll of the current Ebola outbreak is now 8,594, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, January 19.

The new cases were reported from the three worst-hit countries - Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone is currently the country with the highest number of cases (10,306), while Liberia accounts for the most deaths (3,587) from the disease.

Cases of Ebola are currently said to be on the decline in West Africa.

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