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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/14/2020)


Globally 12,964,809 cases (196,775)
570,288 deaths (3,634)
Africa 492,660 cases (15,085)
8,430 deaths (177)
Americas 6,780,428 cases (110,549)
288,430 deaths (1,853)
Eastern Mediterranean 1 302 297 cases (15 646)
31 751 deaths (523)
Europe 2,946,104 cases (20,691)
203,957 deaths (373)
South-East Asia 1,196,651 cases (33,095)
29,900 deaths (642)
Western Pacific 245,928 cases (1,709)
7,807 deaths (66)
    • The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published yesterday,
      estimates that almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019 – up by 10 million from 2018, and
      by nearly 60 million in the past five years. The report forecasts the COVID-19 pandemic could tip
      over 130 million more people into chronic hunger by the end of 2020.
    • In South Sudan, WHO and the Ministry of Health are working to address stigma and fear, which
      are proving to be major barriers to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • A new report from WHO highlights that violence and injuries are a leading cause of death in the
      WHO European Region, accounting for almost 500 000 deaths a year. Evidence shows that
      violence can increase during and in the aftermath of disease outbreaks, particularly affecting
      women, children and older people. WHO has also produced guidance specifically addressing
      violence against women.
    • The WHO Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN) has launched a new webinar series to
      manage infodemics through effective risk communication and community engagement. This is
      discussed in today’s ‘Subject in Focus’ below.