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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 7/9/2020)


Globally 11,874,226 cases (204,967)
545,481 deaths (5,575)
Africa 410,744 cases (12,802)
7,559 deaths (144)
Americas 6,125,802 cases (121,117)
272,606 deaths (3,778)
Eastern Mediterranean 1,222,070 cases (17,372)
29,127 deaths (463)
Europe 2,847,887 cases (20,098)
201,853 deaths (598)
South-East Asia 1,032,167 cases (30,512)
26,808 deaths (584)
Western Pacific 234,815 cases (3,066)
7,515 deaths (8)
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