SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 5/30/2020)
Globally 5,817,385 cases (116,048)
362,705 deaths (5,017)
Western Pacific Region 180,446 cases (1,944)
7,014 deaths (33)
European Region 2,122,350 cases (19,776)
179,353 deaths (975)
South-East Asia Region 249,525 cases (11,445)
7,157 deaths (313)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 489,921 cases (14,502)
12,078 deaths (245)
Region of the Americas 2,677,500 cases (64,408)
154,608 deaths (3,396)
African Region 96,902 cases (3,973)
2,482 deaths (55)
- WHO has published key planning recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak. The document provides guidance on containing risks of COVID-19 transmission associated with mass gathering events.
- The UN and WHO have urged governments around the world to take the mental health consequences of the pandemic seriously, and ensure widespread availability of mental health support. WHO discusses this in a recently released article and has published guidelines for communities and a children’s book.
- An article released by WHO Regional Office for Europe introduces recently published technical guidance on preventing and managing the COVID-19 pandemic across longterm care services.
- WHO has released a framework for decision-making that proposes a step-wise approach to the assessment of the relative risks and benefits of conducting mass
vaccination campaigns in the context of COVID-19 (see ‘Subject in Focus’ below).