Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
last update: 11 September 2020, 20:00 GMT-4
Confirmed cases :: 30 369 778 [week ago: 28 329 790]
Confirmed deaths :: 948 795 [week ago: 911 877]
Weekly Epidemiological Update
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
14 September 2020
Global epidemiological situation
In the week from 7 through 13 September, there were over 1.8 million new cases of COVID-19, comparable to the previous seven days (Table 1); while deaths increased slightly as compared to the previous week, with over 40 600 deaths reported.
The Region of the Americas has consistently registered the greatest number of reported cases for many weeks. It continues to account for nearly half of the global total of cases even as cases have declined in the reporting week. The African Region also showed a decline in reported cases this week and was the only region to report a decline in deaths.
The European region reported the third-highest number of new cases, amounting to 16% of the global total, and is the region with the second-highest cumulative number of cases per million population (5 172 cases per million population).
In recent weeks schools have been re-opening in a number of countries throughout the six WHO regions. WHO has published both a Question and Answer and guidance on considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19…
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 18 September 2020
18 September 2020
:: COVID-19 has shown that collectively, the world was woefully under prepared.
:: In its new report, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board lays out the key lessons the world must learn from the pandemic and the concrete actions we can take to protect ourselves.
:: With the right political and financial commitment and investment now, we can prevent and mitigate future pandemics.
:: This is a critical moment for countries and we ask leaders to put targeted measures in place that we know can suppress the spread and ensure that health systems and workers are protected.
:: For people also, we ask you to continue to do the basics.