SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 6/12/2020)
Globally 7,410,510 cases (136,572)
418,294 deaths (4 925)
Western Pacific Region 195,487 cases (1,017)
7,156 deaths (12)
European Region 2,358,953 cases (19,808)
186,889 deaths (565) )
South-East Asia Region 422,825 cases (15,411)
11,645 deaths (474)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 716,151 cases (19,310)
15,947 deaths (366)
Region of the Americas 3,560,591 cases (75,346)
192,944 deaths (3,401)
African Region 155,762 cases (5,680)
3,700 deaths (107)
- WHO has published a rapid advice guidance on the Use of chest imaging in COVID-19. The guide examines available evidence and makes recommendations for the use of radiography, computed tomography and ultrasound for acute care of adult patients with suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19 at different levels of disease severity.
- The private sector plays a critical role in the preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 locally, nationally and globally. WHO has published ‘Asks’ to the private sector in the response to COVID-19, such as protecting stakeholders and businesses, making essential supplies available, and providing financial support.
- The Government of Canada has agreed to contribute over US $5 million to the WHO Regional Office for the Americas to support COVID-19 response activities, including increasing access to personal protective equipment and other critical supplies. The contribution will focus on supporting marginalized and vulnerable communities in 23 countries in the Americas.
- Doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response in the Republic of the Congo have shared stories about their daily lives, personal sacrifices and inspirations.