COVID-19 Daily Updates – March 19 2020

Seven new countries/territories/areas (African Region [3], Eastern
Mediterranean Region [1], European Region [1], and Region of the Americas
[2]) have reported cases of COVID-19.

• The number of confirmed cases worldwide has exceeded 200 000. It took over
three months to reach the first 100 00 confirmed cases, and only 12 days to
reach the next 100 000.
• A new protocol to investigate the extent of COVID-19 infection in the
population, as determined by positive antibody tests in the general population
has been developed. The protocol is titled the Population-based age-stratified
seroepidemiological investigation protocol for COVID-19 virus infection
.

Total (new) cases in last 24 hours

Globally
209 839 confirmed (16 556)
8778 deaths (828)

Western Pacific Region
92 333 confirmed (488)
3377 deaths (20)

European Region
87 108 confirmed (10 221)
4084 deaths (591)

South-East Asia Region
657 confirmed (119)
23 deaths (14)

Eastern Mediterranean Region
19 518 confirmed (1430)
1161 deaths (150)

Region of the Americas
9144 confirmed (4166)
119 deaths (50)

African Region
367 confirmed (132)
7 deaths (3)

Original Source: World Health Organization