Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 56 released by WHO

Corona virus COVID19

Data as reported by national authorities by 10 AM CET 16 March 2020


  • Four new countries/territories/areas (African Region [2], European Region [1] and Region of the Americas [1]) in have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
  • The total number of cases and deaths outside China has overtaken the total number of cases in China. From today, total cases from China will no longer be featured separately (former Table 1).
  • The WHO COVID-19 Incident Management Team is working closely with partners across all levels to provide support to countries, strengthen technical and operational networking and collaboration, and support operational coordination of the global response. For more information, please see the Subject in Focus below.
  • Two new technical guidance documents were published today: Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19 and Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Action Plan Guidance

SITUATION IN NUMBERS total and new cases in last 24 hours

Globally  167511 confirmed  (13903 new) 6606 deaths (862 new)

China 81077 confirmed (29 new)  3218 deaths (14 new)

Outside of China 86434 confirmed (13874 new)    3388 deaths (848new) 151 countries/territories/areas (4 new)