SITUATION IN NUMBERS
total and new cases in last 24
118 326 confirmed (4627 new)
4292 deaths (280 new)
80 955 confirmed (31 new)
3162 deaths (22 new)
Outside of China
37 371 confirmed (4596 new)
1130 deaths (258 new)
areas (4 new)
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China Very High
Regional Level Very High
Global Level Very High
• WHO Director-General in his regular media briefing today stated that WHO
has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply
concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the
alarming levels of inaction. WHO therefore have made the assessment that
COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. For detailed information,
please see here.
• Four new countries/territories/areas (Bolivia [Plurinational State of], Jamaica,
Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic of the Congo) have reported cases of
COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
• The COVID-19 virus infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date
suggests that two groups of people are at a higher risk of getting severe
COVID-19 disease. These are older people; and those with underlying medical
conditions. WHO emphasizes that all must protect themselves from COVID-19
in order to protect others. For more information, please see ‘subject in focus’.
• On 10 March, the IFRC, UNICEF and WHO issued a new guidance to help
protect children and schools from transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The
guidance provides critical considerations and practical checklists to keep
schools safe. More information can be found here.