Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (7 July 2020), 1,419,904 new confirmed1 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 34,3262 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 12,786,051 COVID-19 cases and 566,904 (CFR: 4%) related deaths have been reported from 215 countries and territories. No new country or territory is reporting cases or deaths for the first time this week. The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases %) from the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern Mediterranean Region 1,167,859 (9%), European Region 2,925,686 (23%), Region of the Americas 6,669,879 (52%), South-East Asia Region 1,163,556 (9%) and Western Pacific Region 244,960 (2%). For more detailed information on cases and deaths being reported outside of Africa, refer to the WHO daily situation reports.
As of 9 am EAT 14 July 2020, a total of 610,807 COVID-19 cases and 13,456 (CFR: 2%) deaths have been reported in 54 African countries. This is 5% of all cases reported globally. Since the last brief (2020), 118,183 new COVID-19 cases have been reported, which is a 24% increase compared to the 7 July 2020 report. The proportion of new COVID-19 cases reported by region is as follows: Southern region 72% (84,628), Northern region 11% (12,646), Western region 10% (12,038), Eastern region 6% (6,246) and Central region 2% (2,625).