WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 37


  • Four new Member States (Algeria, Austria, Croatia, and Switzerland) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Algeria is the first Member State of the AFRO Region to report a case of COVID-19.
  • For the first time, since the onset of symptoms of the first identified case of COVID-19 on 8 December 2019, there have been more new cases reported from countries outside of China than from China.
  • The WHO Director-General provided opening remarks at the weekly Member State briefing on COVID-19 regarding ongoing and future WHO missions along with priorities for control of the outbreak.

SITUATION IN NUMBERS total and new cases in last 24 hours
Globally 81 109 confirmed (871 new)
China 78 191 confirmed (412 new) 2718 deaths (52 new)
Outside of China 2918 confirmed (459 new) 37 countries (4 new) 44 deaths (10 new)

WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China Very High
Regional Level High
Global Level High

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Source: WHO