WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation report – 33 (adapted) Data as reported by 22 February 2020
Two new countries (Lebanon and Israel) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
• The role of environmental contamination in the transmission of COVID-19 is not yet clear. On 18 February, a new protocol entitled “Surface sampling of coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A practical “how to” protocol for health care and public health professionals” was published This protocol was designed to determine viable virus presence and persistence on fomites in various locations where a COVID-19 patient is receiving care or isolated, and to understand how fomites may play a role in the transmission of the virus.
• The WHO Director-General briefed the emergency ministerial meeting on COVID-19 organised by the African Union and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
total and new cases in last 24 hours
77 794 confirmed
76 392 confirmed
Outside of China
The WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION’S RISK ASSESSMENT
China – Very High
Regional Level – High
Global Level – High
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