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Covid-19, situation in the world

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, (April 14, 12.09 CET) 


  • 136.739.552 confirmed cases worldwide since the start of the outbreak

  • 2.947.244 deaths 

As of 13 April 2021 a total of 732.981.684 vaccine doses have been administered


  • 58.571.081 confirmed cases  

  • 1.019.972 deaths 


  • 58.571.081 confirmed cases

  • 1.419.170 deaths

South-East Asia

  • 16.732.227 confirmed cases

  • 231.791 deaths

Eastern Mediterranean

  • 8.220.531 confirmed cases

  • 167.283 deaths


  • 3.194.684 confirmed cases

  • 80.101 deaths

Western Pacific

  • 2.128.426 confirmed cases

  • 34.160 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). 

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Data ultimo aggiornamento: 14 April 2021


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