Data as reported by national authorities by 10AM CET 03 March 2020
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Situation Report – 43
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
total and new cases in last 24
90 870 confirmed (1922 new)
80 304 confirmed (130 new)
2946 deaths (31 new)
Outside of China
10 566 confirmed (1792 new)
72 countries (8 new)
166 deaths (38 new)
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China Very High
Regional Level Very High
Global Level Very High
• Eight new Member States (Andorra, Jordan, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, Saudi
Arabia, Senegal, and Tunisia) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
• The increase of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is of great
concern. The WHO Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean region
reiterated the need to enhance surveillance and response activities, and share
critical information, as being essential to containing the outbreak and
strengthening health systems. More information can be found here.
• The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is implementing a comprehensive
plan to support country preparedness and containment efforts for COVID-19.
Barbados was one of the first Caribbean countries to acquire test kits and
reagents for COVID-19 detection, and receive training on how to use them. More
information can be found here.
• Real-time training is critical for effective preparedness and response. WHO has
several COVID-19 online resources for health professionals, decision-makers and
the public in multiple languages. Please see the COVID-19 courses on OpenWHO