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Covid-19, situation in the world


On 31 December 2019, the Municipal Health Commission of Wuhan (China) reported to the World Health Organization a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown aetiology in Wuhan City, Hubei province. On 9 January 2020, the China CDC reported that a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) had been detected as the causative agent of the respiratory disease later named Covid-19. China immediately made the genome sequence publicly available. This allowed rapid development of a diagnostic test. 

International situation 

Latest WHO data*
*Source: Health Emergency Dashboard, (August 11, 10.23 CET) 


  • 19.936.210 confirmed cases worldwide since the start of the outbreak
  • 732.499 deaths 


  • 89.383 cases with clinical and laboratory confirmation 
  • 4.696 deaths 

Other countries 

  • 19.846.827 confirmed cases
  • 727.803 deaths 

Warning: From 17 February, WHO data include both laboratory-confirmed and clinically-diagnosed cases (currently the clinically-diagnosed cases are only those from Hubei Province in China). 

See also: 


See the case updates on the websites of the two main international agencies:

Data ultimo aggiornamento: 12 August 2020


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