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: 12 Jun 2021
Confirmed cases :: 174 918 667 [week ago: 172 242 495]
Confirmed deaths :: 3 782 490 [week ago 3 709 397]
Vaccine doses administered: 2 156 550 767 [week ago: 1 638 006 899]


Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 8 June 2021
Global case and death incidences continued to decrease with over 3 million new cases and over 73 000 new deaths reported in the past week, a 15% and an 8% decrease respectively as compared to the week before. In the past week, the European and South-East Asia Regions reported marked declines in the number of new cases while the African Region reported an increase as compared to the previous week.
In this edition, a special focus update is provided on SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Interest (VOIs) and Variants of Concern (VOCs) Alpha (B.1.1.7), Beta (B.1.351), Gamma (P.1), and Delta (B.1.617.2). This includes updates on emerging evidence surrounding the phenotypic characteristics of VOCs (transmissibility, disease severity, risk of reinfection, and impacts on diagnostics and vaccine performance), as well as updates on the geographic distribution of VOCs.

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Weekly operational update on COVID-19 – 7 June 2021
In this edition of the COVID-19 Weekly Operational Update, highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to countries include:
:: Second training of trainers on infection prevention and control (IPC) in Mauritius
:: COVAX ships an additional 559 200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Malaysia
:: The Hospital of Tomorrow: WHO/Europe supports Tuscany Region in Italy in hospital redesign
:: Support for COVID-19 response amidst staggering health needs in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem
:: Strengthening vaccine rollout preparedness for refugees in Cox’s Bazar
:: The launch of the SPRP 2021 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and progress on a subset of indicators
:: Librarians supporting the timely dissemination of COVID-19 seroprevalence data through GOARN and a workshop on health systems for health security
:: Updates on WHO’s financing to support countries in SPRP 2021 implementation and provision of critical supplies.