SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 5/24/2020)
Globally 5,204,508 cases (101,502)
337,687 deaths (4,286)
Western Pacific Region 173,621 cases (925)
6,863 deaths (19)
European Region 2,006,984 cases (19,327)
173,886 deaths (928)
South-East Asia Region 191,966 cases (9,688)
5,748 deaths (192)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 415,806 cases (12,887)
10,988 deaths (182)
Region of the Americas 2,338,124 cases (55,636)
138,116 deaths (2,932)
African Region 77,295 cases (3,039)
2,073 deaths (33)
- At least 80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts, warn GAVI, WHO and UNICEF. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.
- WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, in his regular media briefing on 22 May, thanked all those who contributed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The Fund, launched with the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, has so far raised more than U$214 million from more than 375,000 individuals, corporations and foundations.
- The WHO Regional Office for the Americas organized media sensitization sessions on reporting on COVID-19 to increase journalists’ understanding of the underlying issues relating to the pandemic and thus allow for more sensitive reporting.