SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours 

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 5/19/2020)

Globally 4,731,458 cases (112,637)
316,169 deaths (4,322)
Western Pacific Region 169,178 cases (663)
6,765 deaths (22)
European Region 1,909 592 cases (19,125)
167,998 deaths (825)
South-East Asia Region 148,761 cases (7,168)
4,780 deaths (198)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 356,749 cases (18,189)
10,149 deaths (170)
Region of the Americas 2,082,945 cases (6,5134)
124,668 deaths (3,059)
African Region 63,521 cases (2,358)
1,796 deaths (48)
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