World Health Organization

Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead at WHO

Maria Van Kerkhove
COVID-19 Technical Lead at WHO

WHO (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update

The Weekly Epidemiological Update provides an overview of the global, regional and country-level COVID-19 cases and deaths, highlighting key data and trends; as well as other pertinent epidemiological information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.


Jul 13, 2021 – Globally, in the past week the number of new cases and deaths both increased when compared to the previous week. Nearly 3 million new cases of COVID-19 were reported globally and with just under 56 000 new deaths in the past week; cumulative deaths have now surpassed 4 million. All Regions apart from the Region of the Americas reported increases in new cases in the past week and the largest increase in new deaths was observed in the African Region.

Feb 1, 2020 – Coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency by WHO. Here’s what that means –