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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/26/2020)


Globally 15,785,641 cases (200,625)

640,016 deaths (4,823)

Africa 696,207 cases (16,245)

11,708 deaths (368)

Americas 8,385,810 cases (93,499)

332,589 deaths (2 890)

Eastern Mediterranean 1,469,979 cases (13,614)

37,482 deaths (432)

Europe 3,216,335 cases (20,287)

210,261 deaths (311)

South-East Asia 1,732,248 cases (53,254)

39,786 deaths (793)

Western Pacific 284,321 cases (3,726)

8,177 deaths (29)

    • WHO has published an interim guidance on safe Eid al Adha practices in the context of COVID-19. The
      document highlights public health advice for social gatherings and religious practices that can be applied across
      different national contexts.
    • In Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Monks and health officials are working together to keep communities
      safe from COVID-19. The Ministry of Health, Lao Front for National Development and the Central Buddhist
      Fellowship, with technical support from the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific and financial support
      from the United States via USAID, organized a two-day engagement event to discuss community level action to
      prevent COVID-19 and combat the fear, stigma and discrimination outbreaks can bring.
    • WHO has published a draft landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines. As of 24 July, twenty-five candidate
      vaccines are under clinical evaluation.
    • On 23 July, the WHO Regional Office for Africa warned of the threat posed by COVID-19 to health workers
      across Africa. More than 10 000 health workers in the 40 countries are reported to be infected with COVID-19 , a
      sign of the challenges medical staff on the frontlines of the outbreak face.