WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report 66
Three new international locations/territories/spaces from the Region of the Americas, and African Region  have reported circumstances of COVID-19.
TheUnited Nations introduced a US$2 billion COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan to toughen the sector’s maximum susceptible international locations. More knowledge may also be discovered right here.
The WHO Director-General discussed many key problems and motion steps to successfully struggle COVID-19, in addition to keeping up bodily distance however no longer social distance. More knowledge may also be discovered right here.
WHO printed the COVID-19: Operational steering for keeping up crucial well being services and products all the way through a deadly disease and the Handbook for public well being capacity-building at flooring crossings and cross-border collaboration on March 25, 2020. All steering paperwork may also be discovered right here.
In mild of extra proof, WHO maintains the advice of acting hand hygiene and frequently cleansing and disinfecting surfaces. The use of scientific mask and respirators are for cases and settings the place aerosol producing procedures are carried out. Greater element may also be present in Subject in Focus.
Global Level: Very High
Coronavirus Situation in Numbers
462,684 proven circumstances (49,219 new)
20,834 deaths (2,401 new)
Western Pacific Region
99,058 proven circumstances (1,292 new)
3,540 deaths (22 new)
250,287 proven circumstances (29,771 new)
13,950 deaths (1,964 new)
2,536 proven circumstances (192 new)
79 deaths (7 new)
Eastern Mediterranean Region
32,442 proven circumstances (2,811 new)
2,162 deaths (154 new)
Regions of the Americas
75,712 proven circumstances (14,878 new)
1,065 deaths (252 new)
1,937 proven circumstances (275 new)
31 deaths (2 new)
Subject In Focus: COVID-19 Virus Persistence: Implications for Transmission and Precaution Recommendations
An experimental find out about, which evaluated virus endurance of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2), has lately been printed within the NEJM1. In this experimental find out about, aerosols have been generated the usage of a three-jet Collison nebulizer and fed right into a Goldberg drum beneath managed laboratory stipulations. This is a high-powered device that doesn’t mirror standard human coughing or sneezing nor does it mirror aerosol producing procedures in scientific settings. Furthermore, the findings don’t carry new proof on airborne transmission as aerosolization with debris doubtlessly containing the virus was once already referred to as an opportunity all the way through procedures producing aerosols.
In all different contexts, to be had proof signifies that COVID-19 virus is transmitted all the way through shut touch via respiration droplets (equivalent to coughing) and through fomites.2-8 The virus can unfold without delay from individual to individual when a COVID-19 case coughs or exhales generating droplets that extend the nostril, mouth or eyes of someone else. Alternatively, because the droplets are too heavy to be airborne, they land on items and surfaces surrounding the individual. Other folks grow to be contaminated with COVID-19 through touching those infected items or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nostril or mouth. According to the lately to be had proof, transmission via smaller droplet nuclei (airborne transmission) that propagate via air at distances longer than 1 meter is restricted to aerosol producing procedures all the way through scientific care of COVID-19 sufferers.
As such, WHO continues to suggest that everybody plays hand hygiene incessantly, follows respiration etiquette suggestions and frequently blank and disinfect surfaces. WHO additionally continues to suggest the significance of keeping up bodily distances and fending off folks with fever or respiration signs. These preventive measures will restrict viral transmission.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, and in alignment with to be had proof, WHO maintains the advice, within the context of droplet and speak to precautions for the usage of scientific mask for normal care of COVID-19 sufferers and respirators (N95, FFP2 or FFP3) for cases and settings the place aerosol producing procedures are carried out.9
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WHO Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for COVID-19 to be had at https://www.who.int/emergencies/illnesses/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/infection-prevention-and-control
Countries, territories or spaces with reported laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 circumstances and deaths, March 26, 2020
United States of America
Republic of Korea
International (Diamond Princess Cruise Ship)
United Arab Emirates
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of Moldova
Trinidad and Tobago
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Isle of Man
United Republic of Tanzania
Central African Republic
Syrian Arab Republic
Antigua and Barbuda
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Papua New Guinea
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Turks and Caicos
Recommendations and Advice for the Public
If you don’t seem to be in a space the place COVID-19 is spreading or have no longer traveled from a space the place COVID-19 is spreading or have no longer been in touch with an contaminated affected person, your possibility of an infection is low. It is comprehensible you could really feel frightened concerning the outbreak. Get the information from dependable assets that can assist you appropriately resolve your dangers in an effort to take cheap precautions (see Frequently Asked Questions). Seek steering from WHO, your healthcare supplier, your nationwide public well being authority or your employer for correct knowledge on COVID-19 and whether or not COVID-19 is circulating the place you reside. It is essential to learn of the location and take suitable measures to give protection to your self and your circle of relatives (see Protection measures for everybody).
If you’re in a space the place there are circumstances of COVID-19 you want to take the chance of an infection significantly. Follow the recommendation of WHO and steering issued through nationwide and native well being government. For most of the people, COVID-19 an infection will motive delicate sickness alternatively, it may make some folks very unwell and, in some folks, it may be deadly. Older folks, and the ones with pre-existing scientific stipulations (equivalent to heart problems, continual respiration illness or diabetes) are in danger for serious illness (See Protection measures for individuals who’re in or have lately visited (previous 14 days) spaces the place COVID-19 is spreading).