- Eight new Member States (Andorra, Jordan, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Tunisia) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
- The increase of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is of great concern. The WHO Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean region reiterated the need to enhance surveillance and response activities, and share critical information, as being essential to containing the outbreak and strengthening health systems. More information can be found here.
- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is implementing a comprehensive plan to support country preparedness and containment efforts for COVID-19. Barbados was one of the first Caribbean countries to acquire test kits and reagents for COVID-19 detection, and receive training on how to use them. More information can be found here.
- Real-time training is critical for effective preparedness and response. WHO has several COVID-19 online resources for health professionals, decision-makers and the public in multiple languages. Please see the COVID-19 courses on OpenWHO here.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS total and new cases in last 24 hours
Globally 90 870 confirmed (1922 new)
China 80 304 confirmed (130 new) 2946 deaths (31 new)
Outside of China 10 566 confirmed (1792 new) 72 countries (8 new) 166 deaths (38 new)
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China Very High
Regional Level Very High
Global Level Very High