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: 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.


Weekly operational update on COVID-19 – 10 May 2021
In this edition of the Weekly Operational Update on COVID-19, highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to Member States include:
:: Equipment donated to support Belize’s COVID-19 vaccine deployment
:: Strengthening International Health Regulations capacities at points of entry during COVID-19 in the Republic of Moldova
:: Strengthening COVID-19 contact tracing efforts in the Philippines
:: COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Bhutan: from planning to execution
:: Rapid assessment of medical oxygen and biomedical equipment requirements in Guinea Bissau
:: Launching of COVID-19 vaccination Intra-Action Reviews (IAR)
:: Readiness for COVID-19 vaccination through simulation in Trinidad and Tobago
:: Tips to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr safely, a position paper COVID-19 vaccination in humanitarian settings and multi-platform dissemination of WHO online courses in Portuguese
:: Regular updates on WHO’s resource requirements and funds received to support countries in implementing the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan 2021, WHO/PAHO procurement of critical supplies, and implementation of the Unity Studies