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Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)


Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
Last update: 23 January 2021
Confirmed cases :: 129 902 402 [week ago: 125 781 957] [two weeks ago: 121 969 223]
Confirmed deaths :: 2 831 815 [week ago: 2 759 432] [two weeks ago: 2 694 094]
Countries, areas or territories with cases :: 223



29 March 2021
Weekly operational update on COVID-19 – 29 March 2021

30 March 2021
Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 30 March 2021
Globally, new COVID-19 cases rose for a fifth consecutive week, with just over 3.8 million new cases reported in the last week. The number of new deaths increased for the second consecutive week, increasing by 5% compared to last week, with over 64 000 new deaths reported. All regions reported an increase in the number of cases this week, and all regions, except for the African Region, reported an increase in the number of deaths. The European Region and the Region of the Americas continue to account for nearly 80% of all the cases and deaths.
In this edition, special focus updates are provided on:
:: COVID-19 and Health and Care Workers (HCWs)
:: SARS-CoV-2 variants



WHO – Feature COVID stories from around the globe
31 March 2021
Zimbabwe: Data-driven decisions maintain availability and access to essential health services during the COVID-19 response

31 March 2021
WHO advises that ivermectin only be used to treat COVID-19 within clinical trials

30 March 2021
Uzbekistan strengthens its health system in the midst of COVID-19 crisis

29 March 2021
Caribbean countries boost the capacities of nurses in critical care during COVID-19