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Coronavirus Resource Center

This page is a resource to increase awareness regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here, you will find the latest statistics, news, and information, as well as the ongoing efforts by HSP’s extensive global network of partners to combat the coronavirus. This page will be updated daily with the latest information. 

COVID-19 Daily Update

Last Updated May 29, 2020 at 9:45 a.m. ET | See Citation

U.S. Tracking Statistics

1,722,419+ cases

50 states with confirmed cases

  • New York: 371,559
  • New Jersey: 157,815
  • Illinois: 116,128
  • California: 104,071

101,621+ death

22,000+ cases in last 24 hours

U.S. Department of State International Travel Health Advisory: LEVEL 4 – DO NOT TRAVEL

Global Tracking Statistics

5,840,369+ cases

188+ countries with confirmed cases

  • United States: 1,722,419
  • Brazil: 438,238
  • Russia: 387,623
  • United Kingdom: 270,508

361,119+ deaths

2,443,458+ recovered

104,505 new cases and 4,221 new deaths in last 24 hours

WHO Global Risk Assessment: VERY HIGH

Map of Confirmed Cases in U.S. by State and Territory
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Tests Performed v. Confirmed Cases in U.S. by State
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COVID-19 Country Case Count Trajectory
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COVID-19 Country Death Count Trajectory
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The data on this page has been collected from the following sources.
New York Times, Johns Hopkins’ CSSE, Financial Times, World Health Organization, USA Today, Statista, Politico, Bloomberg

From Our Partners

HSP’s extensive network of partners around the world are working tirelessly to strengthen capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the onset of the outbreak, our partners have been champions of health security, working to raise awareness, train health and laboratory professionals to enhance preparedness, and support the response to COVID-19 infections in their countries.


This past weekend, Dr. Asghar Ali and Dr. Murad Khan from the Association of Biorisk Management (ABM), one of HSP’s collaborating partners, appeared on Abaseen FM’s daily agricultural program, which reaches approximately seven million listeners throughout Pakistan.


In the Kurdish region of Iraq, HSP Fellow Dr. Osama Shareef is leading teams at the ASA Hospital and Sarchner Center, both in Sulaymaniyah City,  to conduct COVID-19 PCR testing. Between the two sites, they are running up to 545 tests daily, which is critical to Iraq’s efforts to identify and contain the spread of the coronavirus.


In Turkey, HSP Partner Dr. Hakan Gülerce, Harran University Migration Policy Application and Research Center (HÜGÖÇ), and his collaborator Dr. Veysel Bozkurt, Istanbul University, are leading a survey on the sociological impact of COVID-19.


In the Philippines, our longstanding partner, the Biorisk Management Office (BRMO) of the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM), Department of Health, launched their biosafety and biosecurity webinar series – Biosafety Xchange on Facebook Live to support the COVID-19 response.


HSP Partner Dr. Diah Iskandriati, IPB University and the Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA), led two virtual sessions last week, organized by the Indonesian National Standardization Agency (BSN), on the heighten need for Biorisk Management systems because of COVID-19.


Samreen Sarwar, HSP Technical Advisor in Pakistan, on when and how to use face masks. Part 1. Instruction in Urdu.


Samreen Sarwar, HSP Technical Advisor in Pakistan, on when and how to use face masks. Part 2. Instruction in Urdu.


HSP Fellow Dr. Arwa Mujahiid on how to prevent COVID-19 and advice to the general public. Instruction in Arabic.

News & Information

Featured articles about COVID-19, including the latest developments as well as expert opinions and advice on prevention and treatment.

Contact Tracing Could Help Avoid Another Lockdown. Can It Work in The U.S.?-STAT, 5/29

Coronavirus Depresses U.S. Consumer Spending in April-Reuters, 5/29

Coronavirus: How Turkey Took Control of Covid-19 Emergency-BBC News, 5/29

Tech’s First Big Plan to Tackle Covid-19 Stumbles: ‘An App Is Not Going to Fix This’-The Wall Street Journal, 5/29

Pandemic Upends State Plans To Expand Health Insurance-Politico, 5/28

Most Countries Fail to Capture Extent of Covid-19 Deaths-The Wall Street Journal, 5/28

Wastewater Testing Gains Traction As A Covid-19 Early Warning System-STAT, 5/28

House Passes Bill To Grant Flexibility For Small Business Aid Program-The Hill, 5/28

Just 3 States Meet These Basic Criteria To Reopen And Stay Safe-Vox, 5/28

California Hospitals Struggle Financially After Preparing For COVID-19 Surge That Never Came-Reuters, 5/28

2.1 Million New Unemployment Claims Filed Last Week, As Workers Still Struggle To Get Benefits-Politico, 5/28

Ethical Guidelines For COVID-19 Tracing Apps-Nature, 5/28

Why The Small Business Rescue Program Has Slowed Way Down-NPR, 5/28

After COVID-19, European Commission Pushes For More Foreign Aid-Devex, 5/28

The U.S. Death Toll Has Reached 100,000.-The Washington Post, 5/27

As India’s Lockdown Ends, Exodus From Cities Risks Spreading COVID-19 Far And Wide-Science Magazine, 5/27

Health Officials Nervously Eye Emerging Hotspots-The Hill, 5/27

Fauci Says He Wears A Mask To Be A Symbol of What ‘You Should Be Doing’-CNN, 5/27

The Epic Battle Against Coronavirus Misinformation And Conspiracy Theories-Nature, 5/27

Yes, Blame WHO for Its Disastrous Coronavirus Response-Foreign Policy, 5/27

The Future of Health And Medicine in Low- And Middle-Income Countries-Devex, 5/27

Spike in South Korea Virus Cases Shows Perils of Reopening-The Associated Press, 5/27

Experts Decry FDA’s Halting of a High-Profile Covid-19 Study Over Approvals-STAT, 5/27

As Lockdown Orders Lift, Can Cities Prevent A Traffic Catastrophe?-NPR, 5/27

Taxpayers Paid To Develop Remdesivir But Will Have No Say When Gilead Sets The Price-The Washington Post, 5/26

Merck, One of Big Pharma’s Biggest Players, Reveals Its COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapy Plans-Science Magazine, 5/26

Special Report: Bolsonaro Brought in His Generals to Fight Coronavirus. Brazil is Losing The Battle-Reuters, 5/26

Pandemic Lockdowns Loosen as U.S. Deaths Near 100,000-The Wall Street Journal, 5/26

If African Governments Won’t Act, the People Will-Foreign Policy, 5/26

Coronavirus: How Scared Should We Be?-BBC News, 5/26

A Looming Financial Meltdown For America’s Schools-NPR, 5/26

‘It’s Very, Very Different’: COVID-19 Forces New Era of Development Cooperation-Devex, 5/26

As Covid-19 Tears Through Navajo Nation, Young People Step Up To Protect Their Elders-STAT, 5/26

France Clamps Down on Hydroxychloroquine Use For Covid-19-Politico, 5/26

The Meat Industry is Trying To Get Back To Normal. But Workers Are Still Getting Sick — And Shortages May Get Worse.-The Washington Post, 5/25

‘The Disease is Ripping Through’: Why Coronavirus is Devastating California’s Pacific Islanders-The Guardian, 5/22

Birx Says DC Metro Area Has Highest Positivity Rate For Coronavirus-The Hill, 5/22

Scientists Baffled By Decision To Stop A Pioneering Coronavirus Testing Project-Nature, 5/22

Trump Says CDC Will Deem Places of Worship ‘Essential’-The Wall Street Journal, 5/22

How to Build A Global Health Security Movement-Devex, 5/22

President Trump Orders Flags To Fly At Half-Staff, As U.S. Mourns Nearly 100,000 Dead-NPR, 5/22

Ranking The Global Impact of The Coronavirus Pandemic, Country By Country-Politico, 5/22

The World Needs Covid-19 Vaccines. It May Also Be Overestimating Their Power-STAT, 5/22

Virus ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ From Contaminated Surfaces or Animals, Revised CDC Website States-The Washington Post, 5/21

Ten Reasons Why Immunity Passports Are A Bad Idea-Nature, 5/21

38.6 Million Have Filed For Unemployment Since March-NPR, 5/21

‘It’s Something I Have Never Seen’: How The Covid-19 Virus Hijacks Cells-STAT, 5/21

Why The US Has The Most Reported Coronavirus Cases in The World-The Hill, 5/21

To Fix the COVID-19 Testing Gap, Take a Lesson from GM (or The Pentagon)-Just Security, 5/21

Coronavirus Hot Spots Erupt Across The Country; Experts Warn of Second Wave in South-The Washington Post, 5/20

See Which States Are Reopening and Which Are Still Shut Down – NYT, 5/20

Coronavirus: Brazil headed for catastrophe – DW, 5/19

Global emissions plunged an unprecedented 17 percent during the coronavirus pandemic – Washington Post, 5/19

How COVID-19 Deaths Are Counted – Scientific American, 5/19

Trump threatens to halt WHO funding, review U.S. membership – Reuters, 5/19

Philippines: How women pay the price of pandemic-induced healthcare shortages – DW, 5/19

U.S. CDC plans sweeping COVID-19 antibody study in 25 metropolitan areas – Reuters, 5/18

Coronavirus Vaccine From Moderna Shows Early Signs of Viral Immune Response – Bloomberg, 5/18

Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Encouraging Early Results in Human Safety Trial-The Washington Post, 5/18

Prolonged COVID-19 virus shedding noted in China – CIDRAP, 5/18

Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine – Washington Post, 5/18

China Announces $2 Billion in Virus Help At WHO Assembly-Politico, 5/18

How Covid-19 is Threatening Central America’s Economic Lifeline-BBC News, 5/18

Life As a Covid-19 Contact Tracer: Sleuthing, Stress, And Veering Off-Script-STAT, 5/18

Unprecedented World Health Assembly Convenes Online As Pandemic Rages-NPR, 5/17

A Majority of Americans Going to Work Fear Exposing Their Household to The Coronavirus-The Washington Post, 5/15

Under An ‘America First’ President, Will The U.S. Corner The Market on Covid-19 Vaccine?-STAT, 5/15

Hopes Fade for Coronavirus Relief Deal Before June-The Hill, 5/15

Trump Authorizes US DFC to Invest in Domestic COVID-19 Response-Devex, 5/15

CDC Issues Tools To Guide Reopening Of Schools, Businesses, Transit-NPR, 5/14

’50 states and 50 different approaches:’ States scramble to hire COVID-19 contact tracers – USA Today, 5/13

‘This virus may never go away,’ WHO says – Reuters, 5/13

“People living longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track – WHO, 5/13

CDC will alert doctors to look out for syndrome in children that could be related to coronavirus – CNN, 5/13

Counterfeit masks reaching frontline health workers in US – AP, 5/13

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COVID-19 Resources

WHO COVID-19 Outbreak Homepage

Includes updated information about travel guidance, daily situation reports, personal protection advice, FAQs, and Myth-busters.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering: Global Case Count Dashboard

Mapping tool that offers real-time tracking of COVID-19 spread by country. Includes information regarding case totals, deaths, recoveries, and more.


This registry includes top-ranked, COVID-19 research articles curated by experts and serves as a resource for scientists working together to address fundamental science and accelerate scientific research on SARS-CoV-2.


Includes information about virus transmission, symptoms and complications, prevention and treatment, advice for the public, FAQs, information for travelers, and more.


Johns Hopkins Medicine explains how the virus is transmitted, how it is diagnosed, and best ways to protect yourself.


The Master Question List (MQL) is intended to quickly present the current state of available information to government decision makers in the operational response to COVID-19.

NIH: LitCovid

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to thousands of relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

CDC: COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Updated weekly by the CDC, the MMWR provides the latest epidemiological information related to COVID-19, such as fatality rates by age and its implications for public health practice.


This course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility.


Includes COVID-19 fact sheets, FAQs, training resources, peer reviewed references and more.

Free COVID-19 Related Online Courses

Compiled by the online study aid, this page includes 10 free online COVID-19 related courses taught by the WHO, Future Learn, Coursera, and more.

IASC: Children's Book About COVID-19

This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). “My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. The book is available in multiple languages (including Arabic, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Bahasa Malay, Turkish, Russian, and more) and they are open to translation into other languages by interested parties.