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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 8/14/2020)


Total (new cases in last 24 hours)


Globally 20,730,456 cases (286,710)

751,154 deaths (6,713)

Africa 925,297 cases (8,653)

17,904 deaths (347)

Americas 11,109,443 cases (157,676)

402,734 deaths (4,472)

Eastern Mediterranean 1,696,890 cases (13,379)

45,004 deaths (343)

Europe 3,702,640 cases (31,585)

218,662 deaths (384)

South-East Asia 2,900,347 cases (69,943)

57,756 deaths (1,120)

Western Pacific 395,098 cases (5,474)

9,081 deaths (47)


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      situation report will be replaced by a “COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update” which will
      focus on analysis and interpretation of the evolving epidemiological situation. All quantitative
      data will continue to be updated daily on the global COVID-19 dashboard,
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      providing that care.