Worldwide Coronavirus Infections Soars to 109,577 Confirmed Cases

COVID-19 Coronavirus Map March 9

Coronavirus Map: Distribution of COVID-19 cases as of March 9, 2020. Credit: WHO

Note: There is now a newer Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report 50.

WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report 49

  • 3 new countries/territories/areas (Bangladesh, Albania, and Paraguay) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
  • WHO continues to support Samoa and Tokelau with preparations for COVID-19.
  • WHO Operations Supply and Logistics (OSL) continues to support COVID-19 emergency operations where global demand for critical items continues to outpace global supply availability. Since the beginning of the outbreak, OSL have shipped more than 584,000 surgical masks, 47,000 N95 masks, 620,000 gloves, 72,000 gowns and 11,000 goggles to 57 countries.

Risk Assessment

China: Very High

Regional Level: Very High

Global Level: Very High

Coronavirus Situation in Numbers

Globally

    • 109,577 confirmed cases (3993 new)

China

    • 80,904 confirmed cases (45 new)
    • 3,123 deaths (23 new)

Outside of China

    • 28,673 confirmed cases (3648 new)
    • 104 countries/territories (3 new)
    • 686 deaths (202 new)

Situation In Focus: Operations Supply and Logistics (OSL)

WHO Operations Supply and Logistics (OSL) continues to support COVID-19 emergency operations where global demand for critical items continues to outpace global supply.

WHO continues to highlight the need for prioritization of personal protective equipment (PPE)supplies for frontline healthcare workers. To help make supplies available, OSL and partners in the Pandemic Supply Chain Network (PSCN) have agreed on mechanisms to secure global warehousing for donated COVID-19 emergency supplies.

OSL are also working with ventilator and respirator equipment manufacturers to develop technical guidance for oxygen therapy and related equipment in the context of COVID-19.

Together with WFP, UNICEF, and the World Bank, OSL continues to work on a proposal for a Supply Chain Coordination Cell to support the UN Crisis Management Team with improved information and coordination to support strategic guidance, operational decision-making, and overall monitoring.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, OSL has shipped more than 584,000 surgical masks, 47,000 N95 masks, 620,000 gloves, 72,000 gowns and 11,000 goggles to 57 countries.

OSL have also shipped laboratory tests to more than 120 countries to facilitate COVID-19 testing.

In cooperation with the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai and with aircraft provided by the government of the UAE, OSL organized a flight from Dubai to Iran on March 2, to support the first delivery of emergency PPE and lab tests.

In collaboration with WHO Health Operations, an Intensive Care Unit-assessment form is being finalized in order to facilitate independent assessment of ICUs and identify existing supplies to support COVID-19 response activities.

Countries, territories or areas with reported laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, March 9, 2020

Country/Territory/Area Confirmed Cases
China 80904
Republic of Korea 7382
Italy 7375
Iran 6566
France 1116
Germany 1112
International (Cruise Ship in Japan) 706
Spain 589
Japan 488
Switzerland 332
United Kingdom 277
Netherlands 265
United States of America 213
Sweden 203
Belgium 200
Norway 169
Singapore 150
Austria 112
Malaysia 93
Bahrain 79
Australia 77
Greece 73
Kuwait 64
Canada 62
Iraq 60
Egypt 55
Iceland 55
Thailand 50
United Arab Emirates 45
India 43
Israel 39
San Marino 37
Denmark 36
Lebanon 32
Czech Republic 32
Finland 30
Portugal 30
Vietnam 30
Brazil 25
Ireland 21
Algeria 20
Palestinian Territory 19
Oman 16
Slovenia 16
Ecuador 15
Qatar 15
Romania 15
Saudi Arabia 15
Georgia 13
Argentina 12
Croatia 11
Poland 11
Chile 10
Estonia 10
Philippines 10
Azerbaijan 9
Costa Rica 9
Hungary 9
Mexico 7
Russian Federation 7
Belarus 6
Indonesia 6
Pakistan 6
Peru 6
French Guiana 5
New Zealand 5
Slovakia 5
Afghanistan 4
Bulgaria 4
Maldives 4
Senegal 4
Bangladesh 3
Latvia 3
Malta 3
North Macedonia 3
South Africa 3
Albania 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
Cambodia 2
Cameroon 2
Faroe Islands 2
Luxembourg 2
Martinique 2
Morocco 2
Nigeria 2
Saint Martin 2
Tunisia 2
Andorra 1
Armenia 1
Bhutan 1
Colombia 1
Dominican Republic 1
Gibraltar 1
Holy See 1
Jordan 1
Liechtenstein 1
Lithuania 1
Monaco 1
Nepal 1
Paraguay 1
Republic of Moldova 1
Saint Barthélemy 1
Serbia 1
Sri Lanka 1
Togo 1
Ukraine 1
Total 109577

Recommendations and Advice for the Public

If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not traveled from one of those areas or have not been in close contact with someone who has and is feeling unwell, your chances of getting it are currently low. However, it’s understandable that you may feel stressed and anxious about the situation. It’s a good idea to get the facts to help you accurately determine your risks so that you can take reasonable precautions.

Your healthcare provider, your national public health authority and your employer are all potential sources of accurate information on COVID-19 and whether it is in your area. It is important to be informed of the situation where you live and take appropriate measures to protect yourself.

If you are in an area where there is an outbreak of COVID-19 you need to take the risk of infection seriously. Follow the advice issued by national and local health authorities. Although for most people COVID-19 causes only mild illness, it can make some people very ill. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes) appear to be more vulnerable.

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