17 April 2020 (WHO)
World Health Organization in it’s latest reports as on Friday 17th April released following updated figures world-wide affected by pandemic Covic-19 :
Total (new cases in last 24 hours) Globally positive confirmed cases 2, 074 529, added in last 24 hours No. 82 967, with death cases 139 378 deaths, 8,493 in last 24 Hours
European Region: 1, 050 871 confirmed updated positive cases including 37, 778 in last 24 hours with total death cases 93, 480 deaths including 4,163 in last 24 hours.
Region of the Americas: Total number of positive cases reported 743, 607 including new during last 24 hours 36, 486. Total death cases reported till date 33, 028 including 2,783 deaths during last 24 hours
Western Pacific Region: Confirmed positive cases 127, 595 including 2,024 new cases in last 24 hours. Total deaths till date 5,558 including 1,319 during last 24 hours
Eastern Mediterranean Region: Total confirmed positive cases 115, 824 including during last 24 hours 4,392 Nos. Total deaths till date 5,662 including 130 Nos during last 24 hours.
South-East Asia Region: Total dill date positive cases reported 23, 560 including 1,770 during last 24 hours. Total deaths till date reported 1,051 including 61 in last 24 hours
African Region: Total confirmed positive cases till date 12, 360 including 517 during last 24 hours. Total deaths because of Covic-19 reported to 586 including 36 Nos during last 24 hours
In Pakistan, reported confirmed positive Covic-19 cases registered till date were 7, 025 including 520 new cases. Total deaths till dare reported were 135 including 11 Nos of death during last 24 hours.
In Qatar, total number of confirmed positive cases recorded till date stands at 4,663 including new 560 cases during last 24 hours. Total deaths till date 0f 7 nos. Total number of tests carried out are 58,328 and total recovered patients are 464 till date.
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT Global Level Very High
WHO advises general public to stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.