Global Update: WHO and Lady Gaga plan ‘Together at Home’ concert

Health organization also releases first report on state of nursing


Here is the update on efforts to track the spread of the coronavirus global pandemic as of April 7. Data is from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


1,279,722 cases (68,766 new)

72,614 deaths (5,020 new)

Region of the Americas

384,242 case (31,650 new)

11,097 deaths (1,417 new)

U.S. (From CDC)

374,329 cases

12,064 deaths

WHO News

São Tomé and Príncipe reported their first cases of COVID-19.

April 7 was World Health Day.

The WHO has published a report on the state of the world’s nursing workforce. It renews calls on governments to invest in nurses.

The WHO, Lady Gaga and Global Citizen have announced a concert to air on April 18 titled “One World: Together at Home”. WHO also released guidance on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in healthcare settings.

Last week’s update is here.