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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 5/26/2020)

Globally 5,404,512 cases (99,780)
343,514 deaths (1,486)
Western Pacific Region 175,397 cases (878)
6,902 deaths (23)
European Region 2,041,705 cases (16,569)
173,213 deaths (-1,215**)
** Details for this negative number can be found in Annex 1 under ‘Country, territory, or area-specific updates
and errata’.
South-East Asia Region 210,273 cases (9,066)
6,140 deaths (188)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 438,900 cases (11,068)
11,293 deaths (129)
Region of the Americas 2,454,452 cases (59,157)
143,739 deaths (2,267)
African Region 83,044 cases (3,042)
2,214 deaths (94)
  • WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, in his regular media briefing, mentioned that “over 400 hospitals in 35 countries are actively recruiting patients and nearly 3500 patients have been enrolled from 17 countries” as part of the Solidarity Trial which was established to evaluate the safety and efficacy of four drugs and drug combinations against COVID-19.
  • The WHO Regional Office for Europe along with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), said that they will continue to repurpose their influenza surveillance systems to also detect the COVID-19 virus.
  • Facing an unprecedented global demand for essential COVID-19 medical supplies, WHO is working with partners to help secure supplies to assist the most vulnerable countries. This is explored in today’s ‘Subject in Focus’, below.