SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/8/2020)
Globally 11,669,259 cases (168,957)
539,906 deaths (4,147)
Africa 397,942 cases (15,379)
7,415 deaths (276)
Americas 6,004,685 cases (89,134)
268,828 deaths (2,092)
Eastern Mediterranean 1,204,698 cases (17,078)
28,664 deaths (562)
Europe 2,827,789 cases (17,941)
201,255 deaths (604)
South-East Asia 1,001,655 cases (27,266)
26,224 deaths (605)
Western Pacific 231,749 cases (2,159)
7,507 deaths (8)
- WHO experts will travel to China to work together with their Chinese counterparts to prepare scientific plans for identifying the zoonotic source of the SARS-COV-2 virus. The experts will develop the scope and terms of reference for a WHO-led international mission.
- WHO has delivered $1.6 million worth of essential COVID-19 medical supplies and equipment to
Afghanistan, a country with a health system facing severe challenges. The shipment, amounting to a total of 9.5 tons, includes personal protective equipment, PCR machines, oxygen concentrator machines, and stretchers, as well as other equipment. It will bolster efforts to keep frontline medical staff safe and improve testing capacity in the country.
- Burkina Faso has resumed polio vaccination campaigns under strict COVID-19 prevention measures. “We cannot wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to be contained to resume immunization activities.” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
- As the region of the Americas reports 100,000 cases of COVID-19 a day, the Director of the WHO Regional Office of the Americas, Dr Carissa F. Etienne, has called for strong coordination across.