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Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
Last update: 15 May 2021
Confirmed cases :: 161 513 458 [week ago: 156 496 592]
Confirmed deaths :: 3 352 109 [week ago: 3 264 143]
Vaccine doses administered: No data at inquiry
Press conferences on COVID-19
14/05/2021 :: 54:01
WHO DG: “I understand why some countries want to vaccinate their children and adolescents, but right now I urge them to reconsider and to instead donate vaccines to COVAX
Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 11 May 2021
Global overview: The number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths globally slightly decreased this week, with over 5.5 million cases and over 90 000 deaths. Case and death incidences, however, remain at the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic. New weekly cases decreased in the regions of Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, while the South-East Asia Region continued an upward trajectory for 9 weeks and reported a further 6% increase last week.
Special focus: In this edition, special focus updates are provided on four SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern [B.1.1.7 (VOC202012/01); B.1.351 (501Y.V2); P.1; B.1.617] and six variants of interest, including the geographic distribution, and phenotypic impacts on transmissibility, vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.