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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/31/2020)


Globally 17,106,007 cases (292,527)

668,910 deaths (6,812)

Africa 770,421 cases (16,031)

13,234 deaths (396)

Americas 9,152,173 cases (171,946)

351,121 deaths (4,567)

Eastern Mediterranean 1,533,357 cases (12,612)

39,661 deaths (458)

Europe 3,333,300 cases (25,241)

212,520 deaths (438)

South-East Asia 2,009,963 cases (60,113)

44,031 deaths (914)

Western Pacific 306,052 cases (6,584)

8,330 deaths (39)


    • In his regular media briefing, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros highlighted the high rates of COVID-19 in longterm care facilities, drawing attention to a recently published WHO policy brief. Dr Tedros also reminded us that COVID-19 is not only a disease that affectsthe elderly and that “young people must take the same
      precautions to protect themselves and protect others as everyone else. They can be leaders – they should be leaders and drivers of change.”
    • During this pandemic, even the strongest health systems in the world have been overwhelmed and unable to adequately provide essential health services and care for conditions not associated with COVID-19. In an address to the Virtual Symposium on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and HIV on SDG 3.3, WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge emphasized the need to “be on the alert to expand capacity to deal with a resurgence of COVID-19 and, at the same time, to maintain essential health services.”
    • WHO has published interim guidance on the provision of safe water, sanitation and waste management and hygienic conditions which is essential for preventing disease and for protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Today’s Subject in Focus highlights new guidance on public health considerations while resuming international travel.