Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (22 September 2020), 2,084,654 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 37,690 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 33,039,429 COVID-19 cases and 996,932 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 3.0%) have been reported from 217 countries and territories. 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 2,066,097 (6%), European Region 5,725,150 (17%), Region of the Americas 16,360,122 (50%), South-East Asia Region 6,810,494 (21%) and Western Pacific Region 605,317 (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 East African Time (EAT) 29 September 2020, a total of 1,465,023 COVID-19 cases and 35,750 deaths (CFR: 2.4%) have been reported in 55 African Union Member State Countries. This is 4% of all cases reported globally. Since the last brief, 52,713 new COVID-19 cases have been reported, which is no change from the number of new cases reported in the 22 September 2020 brief. The proportion of new COVID-19 cases reported by region is as follows: Northern region 53% (27,713 cases; 10% increase change from previous week), Southern region 26% (13,853; 8% decrease), Eastern region 14% (7,902; 8% decrease), Western region 6% (3,176; 11% decrease), and Central region 1% (708; 8% decrease).