What you need to know about the Ebola crisis

By: Evan Smith, WSJ Staff WriterThe number of confirmed cases of Ebola in the U.S. and its territories reached 6,093 as of Tuesday morning.

The highest number is the 7,742 confirmed cases in Texas, where the last case of the virus was reported on May 16, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The total is a 10% decline from the previous week’s total of 11,086.

The latest numbers were confirmed by state health departments and CDC officials, and are subject to change.

The U.K. and France reported the highest numbers of cases at 2,065 and 1,967, respectively.

The U.N. says the Ebola epidemic has killed nearly 4,300 people in West Africa, including 1,816 from the Ebola virus.

The Ebola outbreak is now the deadliest in modern times, with more than 6,400 confirmed cases and 1.5 million deaths, according a new report by the United Nations.

More than 4,000 Americans are infected with the Ebola outbreak, according the CDC, which is adding to its tally of the number of Americans with the disease.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.