SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/20/2020)
Globally 14,348,858 cases (229,780)
603,691 deaths (5,111)
Africa 597,223 cases (18,132)
9,691 deaths (145)
Americas 7,584,675 cases (133,573)
309,309 deaths (3,107)
Eastern Mediterranean 1,387,295 cases (12,792)
34,686 deaths (460)
Europe 3,079,218 cases (17,145)
207,535 deaths (490)
South-East Asia 1,436,141 cases (44,734)
34,388 deaths (845)
Western Pacific 263,565 cases (3,404)
8,069 deaths (64)
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- During health emergencies, one of WHO’s most vital roles is to gather data and research from around the world, evaluate it, and advise countries on how to respond by working closely with experts from around the world. More than 100 documents have been published by WHO on COVID-19 since January 2020. You can find a summary of WHO’s role in a pandemic and of the key documents that have been issued here.
- Today we include two reports in the ‘Subject in Focus’ below. The first describes ‘COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples in the region of the Americas’. The second provides an update on ‘Partner coordination’.