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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/29/2020)


Globally 16,558,289 cases (215,127)

656,093 deaths (5,274)

Africa 738,344 cases (12,239)

12,519 deaths (262)

Americas 8,840,524 cases (111,562)

342,635 deaths (2,984)

Eastern Mediterranean 1,507,734 cases (13,037)

38,815 deaths (444)

Europe 3,283,277 cases (20,993)

211,616 deaths (705)

South-East Asia 1,892,056 cases (53,676)

42,233 deaths (867)

Western Pacific 295,613 cases (3,620)

8,262 deaths (12)

    • The WHO Regional Office for Europe urges Turkmenistan to activate critical measures to prepare for
      COVID-19 outbreaks. To date, Turkmenistan has not reported any confirmed COVID-19 cases to WHO,
      however, the country has recently activated measures to prevent the transmission of respiratory
      infections within communities.
    • The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening progress made towards eliminating hepatitis B. In observance of
      World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, WHO has called for united and fast-tracked action to stop mother-to-child
      transmission of viral hepatitis. “No infant should grow up only to die of hepatitis B because they were not
      vaccinated” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros.
    • The WHO Regional Office for the Americas collaborates with the World Food Programme and the
      Canadian Government to facilitate delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support Trinidad
      and Tobago’s COVID-19 response. The supplies were procured via the UN Supply Portal and the PAHO
      Strategic Fund, which facilitates procurement of diagnostics, ventilators, and PPE for the COVID-19
    • The National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology (NCLE), the Ministry of Health of Lao People’s
      Democratic Republic, with support from the WHO Regional Office for Western Pacific, are working with
      communities to ensure early detection of potential outbreaks of COVID-19 in Lao PDR.
    • Today’s Subject in Focus highlights recently published WHO guidance on Safe Eid al Adha practices in
      the context of COVID-19.