Coronavirus Pandemic Situation Report #130
· The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting that there have been 756,291,327 confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and 6,841,640 deaths.
· Globally, over 6.7 million new cases and over 64,000 deaths were reported in the last 28 days (January 16 to 12 February 12), a decrease of 92% and 47%, respectively, compared to the previous 28 days.
· Current trends in reported COVID-19 cases are underestimates of the true number of global infections and reinfections as shown by prevalence surveys:
o This is partly due to the reduction in testing and delays in reporting in many countries.
o Data presented in this report may be incomplete and should, therefore, be interpreted with caution.
· Regional Reports of Cases and Deaths:
o At the regional level, the number of newly reported 28-day cases decreased or remained stable across all WHO regions: the Western Pacific Region (-96%), the South-East Asia Region (-59%), the European Region (-52%), the Region of the Americas (-46%), the African Region (-23%), and the Eastern Mediterranean Region (-2%).
o The number of newly reported 28-day deaths decreased or remained stable across four regions: the South-East Asia Region (-60%), the Western Pacific Region (-58%), the European Region (-50%), and the Region of the Americas (-1%); while reported deaths numbers increased in two WHO regions: the African Region (+22%), and the Eastern Mediterranean Region (+33%).
· As of February 14th, a total of 13,195,777,466 vaccine doses have been administered.
United States of America Highlights:
· The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that there have been 102,736,819 cases and 1,110,364 deaths.
· The daily averages being reported are:
o 282,827 new cases
o 3,171 new deaths
o There are now 21,442 current hospitalizations and there are 3,600 new admissions.
· The CDC has launched a website that will allow individuals to search for free COVID-19 testing sites near them.
· Vaccination Updates:
o People with at Least 1 Dose (Age 5+ Years): 85.6% of the population
o Fully Vaccinated People (Age 5+ Years): 73.3% of the population
o People with an Updated Booster (Age 5+ Years): 16.8% of the population
o To find the nearest COVID-19 vaccine site individuals can enter their zip code here.
· The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary provided notice via a letter that the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration will end on May 11th:
o This decision was reached based on current trends regarding COVID-19 in the United States, which include a 92% decrease in daily reported cases, an 80% decline in deaths, and a nearly 80% decrease in new hospitalizations compared to data from January 2022.
· The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will also be ending the Federal disaster declarations for COVID-19 on May 11th:
o FEMA has provided more than $104 billion in assistance to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as non-profits and survivors:
ü Almost $60 billion of these funds went to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and eligible private non-profits for more than 23,000 emergency projects.
ü Another $2.9 billion was awarded in funeral assistance for more than 400,000 individuals and families.
ü $37 billion in lost wages assistance
ü A total of $386 million was made available for crisis counseling services.
· WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard
· WHO Weekly Epidemiological Update (February 15)
· CDC COVID-19 Website
· CDC Twitter Page
· Following Unprecedented Response to Pandemic, FEMA Announces the Agency Will Close All COVID-19 Disaster Declaration Incident Periods on May 11
COVID-19 Data Explorer: Global Humanitarian Operations
WHO COVID-19 Detailed Surveillance Data Dashboard
WHO Global Solidarity Response Fund