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Global Situation Report: How is the Outbreak Growing?


Highlights:


  • Two new Member States (Mexico and San Marino) reported cases of COVID19 in the past 24 hours.

  • WHO has published the Rational use of personal protective equipment for COVID-19. This document summarizes WHO recommendations for the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in health care and community settings, including the handling of cargo. More information on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities can be found in the Subject in Focus.


Subject in Focus: Update on Infection Prevention and Control


  • Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a major factor in preventive and mitigation measures for COVID-19. To ensure evidence-based quality guidance and prompt response to a global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), WHO has convened the IPC expert global network of specialists from around the world since the beginning of the outbreak. Experts are members of the Global Infection Prevention and Control Network (GIPCN) or members of relevant institutions caring for COVID-19 patients. This network discusses technical aspects of IPC measures and shares epidemiological updates and experiences across affected countries. In consultation with this global IPC expert network, WHO has released three key IPC interim guidance materials.


Surveillance

  • Australia confirmed one more case, bringing the total number to 25.

  • Austria confirmed four new cases, bringing the total to 10.

  • Azerbaijan reported two new cases, both recently returned from Iran.

  • Bahrain confirmed three additional cases, all of who had traveled to Iran, bringing the total number to 41.

  • Brazil confirmed the second case, a 32-year-old man who arrived from Milan, Italy.

  • Canada confirmed four new cases, three in Ontario 1 in York Region and another 2 In Durham Region, and one in British Columbia, bringing the total to 20.

  • China confirmed 427 new cases - 423 of which were in Hubei province - bringing the total number to 79,251. Deaths increased by 47, to a total of 2,835.

  • Croatia confirmed its sixth case, a close relative of the third and fifth patients.

  • Denmark confirmed its third case, a person recently returned from a trip to Munich, Germany, where he came into contact with someone who was later determined to have the virus.

  • Ecuador confirmed its first case, a woman who recently returned from a trip to Spain.

  • France confirmed 16 additional cases, bringing the total number to 73. Additional cases were confirmed, taking the number to 100.

  • Georgia confirmed one new case, taking the total number to 3.

  • Germany's confirmed cases increased to 66.

  • Greece confirmed three new cases, two of which were close contacts of a previously confirmed case, the other had traveled to Italy.

  • Iran confirmed 205 new cases, and 9 new deaths, bringing the total to 593 infected and 43 dead.

  • Iraq confirmed 5 new cases, bringing the total number to 13. Four of them are in Baghdad and the fifth is in Babil province.

  • Ireland confirmed its first case, associated with travel to northern Italy.

  • Italy confirmed 239 new cases and 8 new deaths, bringing it to 1,128 cases and 29 deaths.

  • Lebanon confirmed three more cases, bringing the total number of cases to seven.

  • Luxembourg confirmed its first case.

  • Mexico confirmed two more cases, one man in the State of Mexico who participated in the same trip to Bergamo, Italy, that the first two infected made, and a woman in Coahuila who traveled to Milan, Italy, between January and February, bringing the total to 4.

  • The Netherlands confirmed four additional cases, bringing the total to 6. A seventh case was later confirmed.

  • Norway confirmed nine new cases, bringing the total to 15.

  • Pakistan confirmed two more cases, bringing its total to 4. One is a person from Karachi who had recently traveled to Iran, and the other case was in the Federal Area.

  • Qatar confirmed its first case, a Qatari national who had recently returned from Iran.

  • Singapore confirmed four more cases, bringing the total number to 102.

  • South Korea confirmed 594 more cases, bringing the total number to 2,931. This later increased with another 219 cases declared, bringing the total number to 3,150. Another death was confirmed, bringing the total to 17. The first reinfection case was also confirmed.

  • Spain confirmed 26 more cases, bringing the total number to 58.

  • Sweden reported two new cases, taking the total to 13.

  • Switzerland confirmed 3 more cases, bringing the total number to 18.

  • Taiwan confirmed five more cases, bringing the total number to 39.

  • Thailand confirmed one more case, bringing the total number to 42.

  • The United Kingdom confirmed three additional cases, taking the total to 23.

  • The United States confirmed its first death, a man from Washington near the Seattle area.The country also reported two more cases, bringing the total number to 68


Source: Wikipedia and The World Health Organization


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