Ebola deaths rise to 7,842 – World Health Organization


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Ebola deaths rise to 7,842 – World Health Organization


The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has risen to 7,842 out of 20,081 cases recorded, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, December 29. The previous toll released on December 26 was 7,693 deaths and 19,695 cases. Almost all the deaths and cases have been recorded in 3 west African countries worst-hit by the outbreak: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Those apart, 6 have died in Mali, one in the United States and 8 in Nigeria, which was declared Ebola-free in October.

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