Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Situation Report – 74
- One new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24
- Supporting and protecting older people is everyone’s business: although all age groups are at risk of contracting COVID-19, older people face significant risk of developing severe illness. Read the statement by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe here.
- As cases start to climb in the South-East Asia Region, the Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh held a virtual meeting with Health Ministers of the Region calling for a stronger whole-of-society approach. More information can be found here.
- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched an appeal yesterday
for funds towards priority public health measures to help Latin American and
Caribbean countries. The funds will be used to implement PAHO’s COVID-19 Response Strategy. Further information is available here.
- Ports, airports and ground crossings require careful monitoring. WHO has produced two online interactive courses to provide guidance for the management of ill travellers and for managing COVID-19 cases or outbreaks
on board ships. Further details can be found below in the ‘Subject in Focu
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
total (new) cases in last 24 hours
- 972 640 confirmed (76190)
- 50 325 deaths (4826)
Western Pacific Region
- 108 930 confirmed (1304)
- 3760 deaths (37)
- 542 145 confirmed (39139)
- 37 106 deaths (3502)
South-East Asia Region
- 5881 confirmed (557)
- 245 deaths (29)
Eastern Mediterranean Region
- 62 236 confirmed (4068)
- 3439 deaths (160)
Region of the Americas
- 247 473 confirmed (30561)
- 5600 deaths (1061)
- 5263 confirmed (561)
- 164 deaths (37)
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
Global Level Very High
SUBJECT IN FOCUS: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report
Online interactive courses for Points of entry
WHO continues to provide technical guidance in the context of COVID-19 for ports, airports and ground crossings, including for conveyances. This week two online interactive courses have been published on the WHO COVID-19 website. These are based on guidance documents already published that were developed with input from the International Maritime Organization, International Civil Aviation Organization, International Air Transport Association as well as major industry associations.
The interactive courses highlight important information reinforce learning through active recall – by engaging learners to answer short quizzes and respond to different scenarios in a safe learning environment.
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Online course for the management of ill travellers at point of entry
This interactive e-learning course is based on the WHO Interim Guidance for Management of ill travellers at Points of Entry – international airports, seaports and ground crossings – in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. This course is intended for National IHR Focal Points, public health authorities and operators at points of entry, conveyance operators, and other stakeholders.
– Access the online course
Online course for operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases/outbreaks on board ships
This course has been developed using the WHO Interim Guidance for Operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases/outbreak on board ships. Itis intended for any authority involved in public health response to a COVID-19 public health event on board ships, including IHR National Focal Points (NFP), port health authorities, local, provincial and national health surveillance and response systems, as well as port operators and ship operators.
– Access the online course
An online course for operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases/outbreaks in aviation is under development.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report