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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 5/23/2020)

Globally 5,103 ,06 cases (109,536)
333,401 deaths (5,663)
Western Pacific Region 172,696 cases (948)
6,844 deaths (27)
European Region 1,987,657 cases (21,413)
172,958 deaths (1,631)
South-East Asia Region 182,278 cases (9,119)
5,556 deaths (209)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 402,919 cases (13,331)
10,806 deaths (158)
Region of the Americas 2,282,488 cases (62,221)
135,184 deaths (3,579)
African Region 74,256 cases (2,504)
2,040 deaths (59)
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  • WHO has updated a document on Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response. The document provides a practical guide that can be used by national authorities to develop and update their COVID-19 national plans across the major pillars of COVID-19 preparedness and response.
  • WHO published an interim guidance on Framework for decision-making: implementation of mass vaccination campaigns in the context of COVID-19. The document describes the principles to consider when deliberating the implementation of mass vaccination campaigns for prevention of vaccine preventable diseases and high impact diseases (VPD/HID), and when assessing risks and benefits of conducting outbreak-response vaccination campaigns to respond to VPD/HID outbreaks.
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