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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/24/2020)


Globally 15,296,926 cases (284,196)
628,903 deaths (9,753)
Africa 659,348 cases (16,962)
11,001 deaths (212)
Americas 8,121,700 cases (173,187)
325,625 deaths (7,663)
Eastern Mediterranean 1,442,346 cases (13,262)
36,600 deaths (482)
Europe 3,170,382 cases (22,522)
209,421 deaths (451)
South-East Asia 1,625,564 cases (54,247)
38,111 deaths (908)
Western Pacific 276,845 cases (4,016)
8,132 deaths (37)
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      not be going back to the “old normal”. The pandemic has already changed the way we live our
      lives. Part of adjusting to the “new normal” is finding ways to live our lives safely.’
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      encouraged to conduct periodic reviews of their national and subnational COVID-19 response.
      This ensures that countries do not miss critical opportunities for learning and improvement to
      better respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. WHO has produced guidance to assist in this
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      response and, more broadly, maintain vaccine immunity levels and improve access to health