Ebola death toll surpasses 4,000

The World Health Organization said Friday that the death toll resulting from the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000 people. Video still by PBS NewsHour

The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has now surpassed the 4,000 mark, according to the World Health organization.

In a report released Friday, the WHO confirmed the current death toll at 4,033 — all but nine of which were in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The report broke down the death toll by country:

  • Liberia: 2,316
  • Sierra Leone: 930
  • Guinea: 778
  • Nigeria: 8
  • United States: 1

In the seven countries that have a registered case of Ebola — Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and the United States — a total of 8,399 confirmed and probable cases have been reported to date.

The WHO report can be read below:

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