Situation as of 5 April 2020 (14:00 EST)
In the Region of the Americas, Turks and Caicos reported their first COVID-19 death on 4 April 2020. To date, the Island reported a total of five (5) cases including 1 confirmed death.
In the past 24 hours, an additional 36,880 cases and 1,493 deaths were reported – a 12% (cases) and 18% (deaths) relative increase compared to the previous day.
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PAHO Response Strategy and Donor Appeal
PAHO has launched an Appeal to donors & partners to scale-up the capacity of the countries of the Americas to respond to COVID-19.
The response strategy outlined in this Appeal has two main objectives: slow down the transmission of the virus and mitigate the health impact of COVID-19 in the Region.
An initial US$94.8 million are needed to support critical response efforts in countries most in need of help until September 2020.
As this outbreak evolves, needs are likely to increase and the estimated financial requirements will be adjusted accordingly.