SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 6/20/2020)
Globally 8,525,042 cases (138,980)
456,973 deaths (6,271)
Western Pacific Region 203,490 cases (1,001)
7,288 deaths (31)
European Region 2,509,750 cases (18,313)
192,645 deaths (1,726)
South-East Asia Region 560,285 cases (19,244)
16,814 deaths (454)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 878,428 cases (21,778)
19,560 deaths (519)
Region of the Americas 4,163,813 cases (71,287)
215,903 deaths (3,386)
African Region 208,535 cases (7,357)
4,750 deaths (155)
- WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, in his regular media briefing yesterday, highlighted that today is World Refugee Day and highlighted the risks of COVID-19 for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. He also stressed the shared duty to do everything we can to prevent, detect and respond to transmission of COVID-19 among refugee populations.
- WHO has published ‘Criteria for releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation’ which provides an update to previous guidance. The updated criteria reflect recent findings that patients whose symptoms have resolved may still test positive for the COVID-19 virus for many weeks. Despite this positive test result, these patients are not likely to be infectious and therefore are unlikely to be able to transmit the virus to another person.
- WHO has published an Emergency Global Supply Chain System (COVID-19) catalogue. This catalogue lists all medical devices, including personal protective equipment, medical equipment, medical consumables, single use devices, laboratory and test-related devices that may be requested through the COVID-19 Supply Portal.