• 4 new countries/territories/areas (Bhutan, Cameroon, Serbia, and South
Africa) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
• As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, comparisons have been drawn
to influenza. WHO has provided a Q&A regarding the similarities and
differences between the two diseases. Please see the Situation in Focus below
for more information.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
total and new cases in last 24
98 192 confirmed (2873 new)
80 711 confirmed (146 new)
3045 deaths (30 new)
Outside of China
17 481 confirmed (2727 new)
335 deaths (69 new)
areas (4 new)
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China Very High
Regional Level Very High
Global Level Very High
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