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.
China: Very High
Regional Level: Very High
Global Level: Very High
Coronavirus Situation in Numbers
- 109,577 confirmed cases (3993 new)
- 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
|Republic of Korea||7382|
|International (Cruise Ship in Japan)||706|
|United States of America||213|
|United Arab Emirates||45|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2|
|Republic of Moldova||1|
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.