From Our Bureau
10th MAY 2020
The Corona Virus (CPVID-19) pandemic situation remained grim globally, with the confirmed cases across the world soaring to 39,17,366 and the death toll reaching 2,74,361 in the 215 affected countries and territories, according to the latest update from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Globally, European region continued to be the worst-hit, with 17,07,946 confirmed cases and 1,55,552 deaths. American region came next with 16,55,378 confirmed cases and 98,723 deaths. Eastern Mediterranean region reported 2,55,728 confirmed cases and 8,878 deaths.
Western Pacific region’s tally stood at 1,58,523 confirmed cases and 6,449 deaths. South-East Asia region recorded 95,314 confirmed cases and 3,356 deaths and African region witnessed 42,626 confirmed cases and 1,369 deaths. WHO Risk Assessment at global level remained very high.
A newly-released WHO scientific brief summarizes the current evidence on the impact of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and receptor blockers on severe acute respiratory illness due to COVID-19.
Pan American Health Organization and the United Nations Office for Project Services have published new guidelines on COVID-19 prevention measures on construction projects, for workers to take measures to protect themselves from infection.
Due to a change in reporting system to align with figures published by the US CDC, counts for the United States of America were adjusted to 12,45,775 cases (-99 new cases) and 75,364 deaths (5475 new deaths). (eom)