The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 9,660, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

A statement released by the UN health organization showed that 131 new cases of Ebola were recorded in the worst hit countries (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone) in the past week while there were 71 deaths.

In total, Liberia has accounted for 4,057 deaths and 9,265 cumulative cases, Sierra Leone, 3,490 deaths and 11,370 cases and Guinea 2,113 deaths and 3,190 cases.

Meanwhile the Vice President of Sierra Leone, Samuel Sam-Sumana has entered into voluntary quarantineafter one of his bodyguards died of Ebola.