COVID-19 Situation Report, n.47 (23 March 2021)
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Following an outbreak of a novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China, rapid community, regional and international spread 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 56 countries and territories in the Americas. SITUATION IN NUMBERS IN THE AMERICAS as of 23 March 2021 (15:00): 54,394,715 confirmed cases; 1,309,398 deaths; 56 affected countries/areas/territories; 155,830,298 vaccination doses administered.
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