COVID-19 Daily Summary
Published 6 April 2020 1200 UTC
(published Monday to Friday)
Cases worldwide: 1,276,302
Deaths worldwide: 69,527
Countries affected: 183
(Data taken from Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases dashboard from Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering)
The weekend has been marked by an increase in cases. The CDC updated its recommendations on wearing face masks.
Reassuringly, Italy has seen a reduction in the number of cases, and a day where more people were discharged from ICU than admitted.
The new focal point is now clearly the United States centred mainly around New York and New Jersey. Other states where case numbers are increasing include; Michigan, California, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts.
The number of cases reported in the Americas is on the rise. The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Etienne, has asked the private sector to collaborate with countries in South America and the Caribbean to respond to the further increase in COVD-19 cases they are expecting to face. She called on private sector leaders to help with access to affordable COVID-19 tests and personal protective equipment. She also pointed out that as the pandemic proceeds, millions will be economically impacted, and if the private sector works with the government, the safety nets for the people can be strengthened, especially for the most vulnerable.
CDC has launched a new weekly surveillance report called “COVIDView” updated each Friday. This report focuses specifically on virus information including diagnostic testing data, outpatient and emergency department visits, and severe disease information including COVID-19-associated hospitalisations and deaths.
ECDC Guide for infection prevention and control for self-isolation of COVID-19 – The majority of people infected with COVID-19 present with mild clinical symptoms that do not need hospitalisation. The European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has issued guidelines related to general infection prevention and control measures in the household aimed at limiting transmission during self-isolation. There are instructions on how to segregate the suspected individual from others and how to clean items used by the individual including waste management.
China: Has reported at least 82,641 cases and more than 3,300 deaths.
Japan: More than 300 new cases have been reported since the previous day, resulting in a total of at least 3,654 cases, including 85 deaths.
South Korea: 47 new cases and three deaths were reported, bringing the total number of cases to at least 10,284 with 186 deaths.
Philippines: 76 new cases were reported Saturday, bringing the total number to 3,094 cases. This is the first day that less than 100 cases have been reported in a 24-hour period since 27 March. The total number of deaths in the country is 144.
Austria: A total of 12,051 cases have been reported, including 204 deaths. Tyrol, Upper Austria and Lower Austria have reported the highest number of cases.
Belgium: 1,530 new cases were reported, bringing the total number to 19,961 cases. The total number of deaths in the country is 1,447. The country recorded that the number of individuals discharged from hospital was higher than the number admitted since the start of the outbreak.
France: The French Government announced on Saturday that at least 17,827 new cases and 532 new deaths were reported from nursing homes across the country. These cumulative cases and deaths were reported over an unspecified period of time and were originally not included in the official cumulative case and death counts. This brings the total number of cumulative cases in the country to 70,478 and 8,078 deaths.
Germany: Has reported at least 100,123 cases with 1,584 deaths. Baden-Wuerttemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia each reported over 19,300 cases.
Italy: 4,316 new cases were reported, bringing the total number to 128,948 cases. This is the tenth consecutive day that Italy has reported a decrease in the number of newly reported cases per day. The total number of deaths in the country to 15,887 and there was only a 3% increase in the cumulative death count over the past 24 hours. This is the smallest increase since March 27. To note, this is the first day since the beginning of the outbreak that the number of patients hospitalized in intensive care has declined.
Moldova: 161 new cases were reported Saturday, bringing the total number to 752 cases. Saturday was the first day that Moldova reported more than 100 new cases within a 24-hour period. The total number of deaths in the country is 10.
Netherlands: At least 1,224 new cases have been reported since the previous day, bringing the total number of cases to 17,965, and 1,766 deaths have been confirmed.
Norway: The last week we have seen a significant flattening of the curve as both overall hospital admissions and number of ICU-treated patients dropped slightly. The number of positive tests keeps climbing steadily and deaths among the elderly also continue to rise. Status Monday (07:00) is 108,709 tested, 5,759 tested positive, 308 admitted to hospital and 71 deaths. Approx. 2,200 health professionals are in quarantine (continuing decline). There is so far only 1 confirmed case offshore. Advice to the public remains the same and general restrictions/lockdown is extended to April 13th.
Spain: 6,023 new cases were reported, bringing the total number to 130,759 cases. The total number of deaths in the country is 12,418. This is the lowest increase of new cases and deaths that Spain has recorded since March 26.
United Kingdom: 5,903 new cases were reported, bringing the total number to 47,806 cases. The total number of deaths across the UK is 4,934. This is the second day that the United Kingdom has reported more than 500 deaths within a 24-hour period.
Iran: Iran has reported at least 50,468 cases and 3,160 deaths.
Saudi Arabia: At least 1,885 cases have been reported, including 21 deaths.
UAE: At least 1,024 cases and eight deaths have been confirmed.
Cameroon: 203 new cases were reported Saturday, bringing the total number to 509. This represents a 66% increase in the cumulative case count since yesterday. This is the first time that the country has reported over 100 cases within a 24-hour period.
Morocco: 103 new cases were reported, bringing the total number to 961 cases. This is the second day that Morocco has reported more than 100 new cases within a 24-hour period. The total number of deaths in the country is 69.
South Africa: At least 1,655 cases have been confirmed, including 11 deaths.
Tunisia: A total of 574 cases and 22 deaths have been reported.
Argentina: At least 103 new cases were reported, resulting in a total of 1,554 cases, including 46 deaths.
Brazil: 11,281 cases have been reported in Brazil, including 487 deaths.
Canada: 1,497 new cases were reported, bringing the total number to 13,872 cases. The total number of deaths in the country is 244. This represents a 12% increase in the cumulative case count and a 17% increase in the cumulative death count since yesterday. This is the sixth consecutive day that Canada has recorded over 1,000 new cases within a 24-hour period.
Colombia: Reported at least 1,485 cases and 35 deaths. The area with the highest number of cases is Bogota with 725 cases.
United States: 27,900 new cases were reported, bringing the total number to 332,283 cases. Across the U.S. there have been 1,231 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 9,236 in the country. To note that Saturday was the first time that the United States reported over 35,000 new cases and over 1,000 new deaths over a 24-hour period.
The Falkland Islands and South Sudan reported their first case(s) of COVID-19.