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

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 8/3/2020)


Globally 17,918,582 cases (257,677)

686,703 deaths (5,810)

Africa 815,996 cases (13,204)

14,062 deaths (283)

Americas 9,630,598 cases (153.835)

363,162 deaths (3,982)

Eastern Mediterranean 1,564,836 cases (10,771)

40,782 deaths (396)

Europe 3,391,779 cases (15,862)

213,559 deaths (276)

South-East Asia 2,187,015 cases (55,850)

46,675 deaths (838)

Western Pacific 327,617 cases (8,155)

8,450 deaths (35)


    • WHO has published a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Progress Report. The report highlights the
      progress made from 1 February to 30 June 2020 under the three objectives outlined in the Strategic Response
      and Preparedness Plan: scaling up international coordination and support; scaling up country preparedness and
      response by pillar; and accelerating research and innovation.
    • “Immune systems are compromised by malnutrition, especially in the case of children, leaving them vulnerable
      to infectious diseases, including COVID-19,” said Salah Alshaoof, a nutrition and health professional at the
      WHO-supported therapeutic feeding centre in Yemen. WHO has provided support to 90 therapeutic feeding
      centres in Yemen with support from Italy and other donors.
    • Robots are being used in Rwanda in the fight against COVID-19. The 5 human-size robots which were acquired
      through a partnership between the UNDP Rwanda Accelerator Lab and the Ministry of ICT and Innovation were
      launched in May 2020 at the Kanyinya COVID-19 Treatment Centre. As the Kigali International Airport in
      Rwanda will be reopened for commercial international flights from 1 August, one of the robots – Urumuri – will
      be used to facilitate the faster screenings of passenger’s. body temperature.
    • Today we present a ‘Subject in Focus’ update summarizing how WHO and partners of the Global Outbreak
      Alert and Response Network and the Global Health Cluster are working to provide support the COVID-19
      response A global epidemiological overview of COVID-19: for the week ending 2 August, is also presented.