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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 6/8/2020)


Globally 6,931,000 cases (131,296)
400,857 deaths (3,469)
Western Pacific Region 191,275 cases (1,039)
7,112 deaths (9)
European Region 2,286,560 cases (18,258)
184,120 deaths (388)
South-East Asia Region 364,196 cases (13,654)
9,970 deaths (298)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 623,684 cases (18,658)
14,326 deaths (302)
Region of the Americas 3,311,387 cases (76,512)
181,804 deaths (2,410)
African Region 135,412 cases (4,088)
3,236 deaths (88)
  • A new technical note, Medical certification, ICD mortality coding, and reporting mortality associated with COVID-19, has been released that describes medical certification and classification of deaths related to COVID-19. The primary goal is to identify all deaths due to this disease in all countries.
  • WHO welcomes crucial new funding for vaccines which was pledged at the Global Vaccine Summit. The new  pledges will enable Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to protect the next generation and reduce disease inequality by reaching an additional 300 million children with vaccines by 2025. The Summit also highlighted how important a safe, effective and equitably accessible vaccine will be in controlling COVID-19.
  • In today’s ‘Subject in Focus’ below, we provide an update on partner coordination activities. This includes the work of the Global Health Cluster, the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, risk communications and community engagement, and the Emergency Medical Teams network.