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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/27/2020)


Globally 16,114,449 cases (254,274)

646,641 deaths (5,490)

Africa 712,920 cases (16,713)

11,900 deaths (192)

Americas 8,610,134 cases (150,089)

337,439 deaths (3,715)

Eastern Mediterranean 1,482,315 cases (12,336)

37,932 deaths (450)


Europe 3,234,043 cases (17,409)

210,518 deaths (257)

South-East Asia 1,786,145 cases (53,897)

40,615 deaths (829)

Western Pacific 288,151 cases (3,830)

8,224 deaths (47)

    • This Thursday it will be six months since WHO declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of
      International Concern. At today’s press briefing WHO Director-General Dr Tedros reiterated the basic
      measures that are needed to suppress transmission and save lives –to find, isolate, test and care for cases;
      and trace and quarantine their contacts.“Where these measures are followed, cases go down. Where
      they’re not, cases go up”.
    • The Subject in Focus today highlights the Second Global Research and Innovation Forum which was
      hosted virtually by WHO on 1 and 2 July 2020. This followed on from the first forum held in February
      2020. Approximately 1200 participants from nearly 100 countries convened to review the science, to
      establish what we know now that we didn’t know at the start of the pandemic, and to set priorities for the
      COVID-19 research agenda.