Outbreak Brief 72: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (25 May 2021), 3,191,911 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, including 80,450 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a global total of 170,061,833 COVID-19 cases and 3,540,878 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 2.1%) have been reported from 225 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). 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 8,731,777 (5%), European Region 54,288,252 (32%), Region of the
Americas 67,354,733 (40%), South-East Asia Region 31,778,539 (19%) and Western Pacific Region 3,020,432 (2%). Over the last seven days, India reported more than 1,200,000 new cases, however, the number of new cases being reported by day has been declining since 7 May 2021.
During the same period, Brazil reported more than 400,000 new cases, Argentina has reported more than 200,000 new cases, while the United States and Colombia have each reported more than 100,000 new cases. For more detailed information on cases and deaths being reported outside of Africa, refer to the WHO COVID-19 dashboard.