SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 6/28/2020)
Globally 9,843,073 cases (189,077)
495,760 deaths (4,612)
Western Pacific Region 213,032 cases (1,258)
7,420 deaths (12)
European Region 2,656,437 cases (16 586)
196,541 deaths (352)
South-East Asia Region 735,854 cases (25,399)
20,621 deaths (482)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 1,024,222 cases (17,943)
23,449 deaths (485)
Region of the Americas 4,933,972 cases (117,178)
241,931 deaths (3,169)
African Region 278,815 cases (10,713)
5,785 deaths (112)
- Today we report a record number of new cases in the last 24 hours globally (189 077 cases), with several countries reporting their highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period. As Dr Tedros remarked in his media briefing on 24 June, ‘(E)ven as we continue research into vaccines and therapeutics we have an urgent responsibility to do everything we can with the tools we have now to suppress transmission and save lives.’ WHO has recently updated guidance on critical actions countries can take.
- Planes carrying more than 4.7 million items of personal protective equipment, procured by WHO/Europe with funding from the European Union, have landed in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Ukraine over the last two days.The essential protective equipment will help health-care workers in the three countries respond effectively and
safely to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The phenomenon of an ‘infodemic’ has escalated to a level that requires a coordinated response. An infodemic is an overabundance of information–some accurate and some not–occurring during an epidemic. WHO is holding its first Infodemiology Conference,with a public conference on 29 June followed by a scientific conference from 30 June through 16 July.