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: 2 Jul 2021
Confirmed cases :: 182 319 261 [week ago: 179 686 071]
Confirmed deaths :: 3 954 324 [week ago 3 899 172]
Vaccine doses administered: 2 950 104 812 [week ago: 2 624 733 776]



Weekly operational update on COVID-19 – 28 June 2021
In this edition of the COVID-19 Weekly Operational Update, highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to countries include:
Building critical care capacities for COVID-19 in Iraq
Building infection prevention control capacity in Azerbaijan
Supporting South African consortium to establish first COVID mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub
Adapting the global Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan 2021 to reinforce the collective response in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Public Health Laboratories knowledge sharing webinars and online learning opportunities in Viet Nam
Progress on a subset of indicators from the SPRP 2021 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
Updates on WHO’s financing to support countries in SPRP 2021 implementation and provision of critical supplies

Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 29 June 2021
In the past week, the number of new COVID-19 cases remained similar to the previous week, and the number of new deaths continued to decrease, with over 2.6 million new cases and 57 000 new deaths reported globally. This is the lowest weekly mortality figure since those recorded in early November 2020. Globally, COVID-19 incidence remains very high, with an average of over 370 000 cases reported each day over the past week. The cumulative number of cases reported globally now exceeds now 180 million and the number of global deaths is almost 4 million. This week, the African region recorded a sharp increase in incidence (33%) and mortality (42%) when compared to the previous week. All Regions, with the exception of the African Region, reported a decline in the number of new deaths in the past week.
In this edition, a special focus update on the variants is provided, along with the geographical distribution of variants of concern (VOCs) Alpha (B.1.1.7), Beta (B.1.351), Gamma (P.1) and Delta (B.1.617.2). This edition also includes an overview of current challenges in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a summary of the WHO global conference on communicating science during health emergencies.



Status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process 26 June 2021
For 22 vaccine candidates, presents Manufacturer, Name of Vaccine, NRA of Record, Platform, EOI Accepted Status, Pre-submission Meeting Held Status, Dossier Accepted for Review, Status of Assessment; Anticipated/Completed Decision Date
[Update posted 02 July 2021; click on the link above for full scale view]