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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 6/16/2020)


Globally 7,941,791 cases (118,502)
434,796 deaths (3,255)
Western Pacific Region 199,922 cases (927)
7,228 deaths (13)
European Region 2,434,184 cases (17,264)
188,779 deaths (429)
South-East Asia Region 486,673 cases (15,281)
13,409 deaths (482)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 796,759 cases (18,559)
17,558 deaths (481)
Region of the Americas 3,841,609 cases (60,071)
203,574 deaths (1,726)
African Region 181,903 cases (6,400)
4,235 deaths (124)
  • WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, in his regular media briefing yesterday, stressed that “Despite the ongoing global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot lose sight of other significant public health issues, including influenza”. WHO urges countries to address the sharp decline in influenza surveillance and testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as the southern hemisphere enters the flu season.
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  • In today’s Subject in Focus, we look at the WHO Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN), which is tackling the spread of mis- and dis-information and rumours during the COVID-19 pandemic.