- Published on Aug 13, 2014
The World Health Organization said that the Ebola virus killed 56 people in just two days, bringing the global death toll to 1,069.
The death toll, which passed the 1,000-mark at the weekend, soared higher between August 10 and 11. The UN’s health agency said that the number of confirmed infections jumped by 128 over the two days, bringing the total number of cases to 1,975 people.
Liberia saw 71 new cases and 32 new deaths, while Sierra Leone recorded 53 new cases and 19 more deaths, according to fresh WHO data.