The World Health Organization also stated that the number of confirmed cases of the disease had risen to 19,497.
The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has risen to 7,588, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, December 24.
The WHO also stated that the number of confirmed cases of the disease had risen to 19,497.
The situation in Sierra Leone has become of special concern as 315 new cases of the disease were recorded in the country within a week, 115 of those in the capital, Freetown.
“The neighboring district of Port Loko experienced a surge in new cases, reporting 92 confirmed cases compared with 56 the previous week,” the WHO said.
Authorities have announced a three-day lockdown in the district in a bid to stop the spread of the disease.
Sierra Leone has also cancelled all Christmas and New Year celebrations as part of efforts to stop Ebola.