WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 52


  • Four new countries/territories/areas (French Polynesia, Turkey, Honduras and Côte d’Ivoire) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
  • The Clinical Unit continues to convene clinicians around the globe, twice weekly by teleconference (COVID-19 Clinical Network) to share knowledge and experiences from clinicians caring for COVID-19 patients and highlight operational challenges and technical questions. For more details, please see ‘subject in focus’.
  • At the Member States information session held today, WHO Director-General reiterated that countries should not give up on stopping the outbreak now that WHO has characterized it as a pandemic. A shift from containment to mitigation would be wrong and dangerous. This is a controllable pandemic. For detailed information, please see here.
  • On 11 March, ICAO and WHO issued a joint statement to reminding all stakeholders of the importance of existing regulations and guidance. For more information, please see here.

SITUATION IN NUMBERS
total and new cases in last 24 hours
Globally 125 048 confirmed (6729 new) 4613 deaths (321 new)
China 80 981 confirmed (26 new) 3173 deaths (11 new)
Outside of China 44 067 confirmed (6703 new) 1440 deaths (310 new) 117 countries/territories/ areas (4 new)

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

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Source: WHO

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