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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 8/1/2020)


Globally 17,396,943 cases (289,321)

675,060 deaths (6,142)

Africa 788,448 cases (18,027)

13,545 deaths (311)

Americas 9,320,330 cases (168,157)

355,217 deaths (4,096)

Eastern Mediterranean 1,544,994 cases (11,637)

40,019 deaths (358)

Europe 3,357,465 cases (22,550)

21, 978 deaths (450)

South-East Asia 2,072,194 cases (62,231)

44,900 deaths (869)

Western Pacific 312,771 cases (6,719)

8,388 deaths (58)


    • The fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding COVID-19
      was convened by the WHO Director-General on 31 July 2020. The Director-General declared that the outbreak
      of COVID-19 continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). The
      recommendations from the Emergency Committee highlight the need for response efforts to continue over the
      long term.
    • WHO has updated the interim guidance on Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH), and waste management for
      SARS-CoV-2. The document provides additional details on risks associated with excreta and untreated sewage,
      on hand hygiene, on protecting WASH workers and on supporting the continuation and strengthening of WASH
      services, especially in underserved areas.
    • WHO has published a draft for Target Product Profiles (TPP) for COVID-19 therapeutics. The three sets of TPPs
      describe the preferred and minimally acceptable profiles for therapeutic agents for the treatment of those with
      COVID-19, ranging from mild through critically ill patients. Comments on this document are welcomed by
      submitting a comment form. All forms should be completed with the details of the individual or organization
      providing the comment.
    • For World Breastfeeding Week, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote
      women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling. This is a critical component of breastfeeding support and,
      amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to find innovative solutions to ensure that access to
      these essential services is not disrupted.