Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 28 July 2020

Global cases: 16,301,736 confirmed. Global deaths: 650,069 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 28 July, WHO).

On 25 July, WHO reported the biggest single-day rise in global COVID-19 infections since the pandemic started. China recorded highest new COVID-19 cases since April after fresh clusters hit three separate regions while a surge in Spain was driving fears of European “second wave”. In the Americas, WHO declared approximately one third of people were at increased risk of developing severe COVID19 illness due to underlying health conditions. Overall, on over 15 million cases of COVID-19, two-thirds are from 10 countries, and almost half are from just three countries. As part of its support for the global COVID-19 response, WHO published a draft landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines, and jointly launched the COVID-19 Law Lab with UNDP, UNAIDS and the Georgetown University. On Thursday 30 July, it will be six months since WHO declared COVID19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

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