WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 56
Data as reported by national authorities by 10 AM CET
16 March 2020 March 2020
Four new countries/territories/areas
(African Region , European Region 
and Region of the Americas ) have reported cases of COVID-19
in the past 24
The total number of cases and deaths outside China has overtaken the total
number of cases in China.
From today, total cases from China will no longer be
featured separately (former Table 1).
The WHO COVID-19 Incident Management Team is working closely with
partners across all levels
to provide support to countries, strengthen technical
and operational networking and collaboration, and support operational
coordination of the global response.
Two new technical guidance documents were published today: Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19 and Risk
Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Action Plan Guidance
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
total and new cases in last 24
167 511 confirmed
(13 903 new)
6606 deaths (862 new)
81 077 confirmed (29 new)
3218 deaths (14 new)
86 434 confirmed (13 874 new)
3388 deaths (848 new)
areas (4 new)
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China Very High
Regional Level Very High
Global Level Very High
RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC
If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading or have not travelled from an area where COVID-19 is spreading or have not been in contact with an infected patient, your risk of infection is low.
It is understandable that
you may feel anxious about the outbreak. Get the facts from reliable sources to help you accurately determine your
risks so that you can take reasonable precautions
Seek guidance from WHO, your healthcare provider, your national public health authority or your employer for accurate information on COVID-19 and whether COVID-19 is circulating where you live.
It is important to be informed of the situation and take
appropriate measures to protect yourself and your family
If you are in an area where there are cases of COVID-19 you need to take the risk of infection seriously. Follow the
advice of WHO and guidance issued by national and local health authorities.
For most people, COVID-19 infection
will cause mild illness however, it can make some people very ill and, in some people, it can be fatal.
and those with pre-existing medical conditions
(such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease or
are at risk for severe disease
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