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COVID-19: Total New Cases In Last 24 Hours World-Wide

Highlights: WHO has published an annex to the guidance on considerations on adjusting public health and social measures (PHSM).

The new annex provides a pragmatic decision process to help countries through
adapting PHSM based on epidemiological and public health criteria.

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According to the 2020 World Health Statistics published by WHO today, the COVID-19 pandemic is
causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advancesin health and
progress towards global sustainable development goals.

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WHO has joined forces with the United Kingdom to run an awareness campaign named “Stop The
Spread” about the risks of inaccurate and false information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Regional Director for the WHO Regional Office for the Americas, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne called on
countries to “support their economies while building strong social protection networks and embracing
evidence-based public health measures that are essential to saving lives”.

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In the ‘Subject in Focus’ below, we discuss newly released WHO guidelines for school-related public
health measures.
Situation in numbers (by WHO Region)

casesdeaths
Globally4,170,424(81 577) 287 399(4 245)
Africa49 429(2600)1500 (51)
Americas1 781 564(37 847)106504 (1955)
Eastern Mediterranean284 270(10 243)9 259(121)
Europe1 780 316(24 527)159 799(1 918)
South-East Asia110 932(5 031)3 746(149)
Western Pacific163 201(1 329)6 578(51)
Total (new cases in last 24 hours)

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