SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/15/2020)
Globally 13,150,645 cases (185,836)
574,464 deaths (4,176)
Africa 506,124 cases (13,464)
8,650 deaths (220)
Americas 6,884,151 cases (103,723)
290,674 deaths (2,244)
Eastern Mediterranean 1,317,078 cases (14,781)
32,294 deaths (543)
Europe 2,964,046 cases (17,942)
204,449 deaths (492)
South-East Asia 1,231,014 cases (34,363)
30,570 deaths (670)
Western Pacific 247,491 cases (1,563)
7,814 deaths (7)
- 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.