SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 6/2/2020)
Globally 6,194,533 cases (113,198)
376,320 deaths (4,242)
Western Pacific Region 184,305 cases (1,107)
7,044 deaths (7)
European Region 2,175,941 cases (16,150)
182,416 deaths (1,824)
South-East Asia Region 283,845 cases (11 333)
8,000 deaths (257)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 536,148 cases (16,011)
12,899 deaths (272)
Region of the Americas 2,905,432 cases (64,718)
163,248 deaths (1,820)
African Region 108,121 cases (3,879)
2,700 deaths (62)
- During the 1 June media briefing, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros highlighted that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions in services for treatment of non-communicable diseases in many countries. The COVID-19 response must be inclusive of the healthcare needs of people living with these diseases.
- WHO has published a new operational guidance on maintaining essential health services, which provides recommendations for practical actions that countries can take at national, subregional and local levels to reorganize and safely maintain access to high-quality, essential health services during the pandemic.
- Transporting COVID-19 medical supplies to those in need requires timely decision-making and trouble-shooting skills. The Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean document a week in the life of logistics expert coordinating massive shipments of medical supplies to Yemen.
- WHO’s support to countries in securing medical products for COVID-19 treatment is highlighted in the ‘Subject in Focus’ below.