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: 8 May 2021
Confirmed cases :: 156 496 592 [week ago: 50 989 419]
Confirmed deaths :: 3 264 143 [week ago: 3 173 576]
Vaccine doses administered: 1 171 658 745

Weekly operational update on COVID-19 – 3 May 2021
In this edition of the Weekly Operational Update on COVID-19, highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to Member States include:
:: Addressing critical gaps urgently in India
:: Lifesaving supplies donated to Gambia for the COVID-19 response
:: Medical oxygen delivery and trainings in Somalia
:: Training national laboratory mentors in Kazakhstan
:: Essential equipment handed over to support Mongolia
:: Strengthening the COVID-19 response with OpenWHO in Indonesia
:: Hosting a webinar on safe, functional, climate-resilient and environmentally sustainable health facilities post-COVID-19
:: 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 – 4 May 2021
For the second successive week, the number of COVID-19 cases globally remains at the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic with over 5.7 million new weekly cases, following nine consecutive weeks of increases. New deaths continue to increase for the seventh consecutive week, with over 93 000 deaths. The South-East Asia Region continues to report marked increases in both case and death incidences.
In this edition, special focus updates are provided on:
:: World Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May 2021
:: WHO partnership with SeroTracker — synthesizing “real-time” seroprevalence data to support global pandemic response
:: SARS-CoV-2 variants

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