Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHO Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

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Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
Last update: 17 April 2021
Confirmed cases :: 139 501 934 [week ago: 134 308 070] [two weeks ago: 129 902 402]
Confirmed deaths :: 2 992 193 [week ago: 2 907 944 [two weeks ago: 2 831 815]
Countries, areas or territories with cases :: 223


Weekly operational update on COVID-19 – 12 April 2021
In this edition of the Weekly Operational Update on COVID-19, highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to Member States include:
:: COVID-19 vaccines now in all countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
:: Kingdom of Tonga receives COVID-19 vaccine doses from the COVAX Facility
:: Restoring essential services after massive fire in the world’s largest refugee camp: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
:: Strengthening COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing in Armenia
:: Second WHO training in infodemic management: open call for applications
:: Experiences of long-term care facilities in managing the COVID-19 pandemic
:: The Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) 2021 resource requirements and progress made to continue investing in the COVID-19 response and for building the architecture to prepare for, prevent and mitigate future health emergencies
:: Updates on WHO/PAHO procured items, Partners Platform, implementation of the Unity Studies, and select indicators from the COVID-19 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 13 April 2021
Globally, new COVID-19 cases rose for a seventh consecutive week, with over 4.5 million new cases reported in the last week. The number of new deaths increased for the fourth consecutive week, increasing by 7% compared to last week, with over 76 000 new deaths reported.
In this edition, a special focus update is provided on SARS-CoV-2 variants.