While we have concentrated the most current key reports just below, COVID-19 announcements, analysis and commentary will be found throughout this issue, in all sections.
Beyond the considerable continuing coverage in the global general media:
Daily WHO situation reports here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) daily press briefings here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/media-resources/press-briefings
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
28 February 2020
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
Globally :: 83,652 laboratory-confirmed [1358 new]
[Week ago: 77,794 laboratory-confirmed [599 new]]
China :: 78,961 laboratory-confirmed [331 new]
:: 2,791 deaths [109 new]
Outside of China
:: 4,691 laboratory-confirmed [1027 new]
:: 52 countries [28 countries last week]
:: 67 deaths [10 new]
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China – Very High
Regional Level – Very High
Global Level – Very High
:: Five new Member States (Belarus, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Nigeria) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
:: WHO has increased the assessment of the risk of spread and risk of impact ofCOVID-19 to very high at the global level. More information can be found here.
:: The WHO-China Joint Mission, which was conducted from 16 through 24February, has published its findings. The full report can be found here.
:: WHO has updated the guidance on Global Surveillance for human infection with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This document includes revised surveillance case definitions for COVID-19.
:: As of 27 February, there are 36 117 (26 403 in Hubei and 15 826 in Wuhan) cases who have recovered from COVID-19 in China.
:: Under the International Health Regulations (2005), States Parties implementing additional health measures that significantly interfere with international traffics hall notify WHO of the public health rationale of those measures within 48 hours of their implementation. As of 27 February, 41 States Parties are officially reporting additional health measures.