COVID-19 Situation Report, n.23 (31 August 2020)
MetadataShow full item record
Following an outbreak of a novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China, rapid community, regional and international spread has occurred with exponential growth in cases and deaths. On 30 January 2020, the Director-General (DG) of the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005). The first case in the Americas was confirmed in the USA on 20 January 2020, followed by Brazil on 26 February 2020. Since then, COVID-19 has spread to all 54 countries and territories in the Americas. PAHO/WHO activated regional and country incident management system teams to provide direct emergency response to Ministries of Health and other national authorities for surveillance, laboratory capacity, support health care services, infection prevention control, clinical management and risk communication; all aligning with priority lines of action. The Organization has developed, published, and disseminated evidence-based technical documents to help guide countries’ strategies and policies to manage this pandemic. SITUATION IN NUMBERS IN THE AMERICAS as of 31 August: 13,356,411 Confirmed cases*. 467,149 Deaths*. 54 Countries / areas / territories counted for epidemiological purposes. *Total includes both confirmed and probable for Ecuador (deaths), Puerto Rico (deaths) and the US (probable deaths in NYC).
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-02-28)Global Situation Summary: Since the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) epidemiological update on novel coronavirus published on 14 February 2020 – and as of 28 February 2020, an additional ...
Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-04-20)Following an outbreak of a novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China, rapid community, regional and international spread has occurred with exponential growth in cases and deaths. On 30 January ...
Epidemic cholera in Latin America, 1991-1993: implications of case definitions used for public health surveillance Koo, Denise; Traverso, Hector; Libel, Marlo; Drasbek, Christopher J; Tauxe, Robert; Brandling-Bennett, David A (1996)This report presents the various cholera case definitions used by the affected countries of Latin America, shows the numbers of cholera cases and deaths attributable to cholera (as reported by Latin American countries to ...