Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa 17 June 2020
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The West and Central Africa region has seen a 22% percent increase in confirmed COVID- 19 cases in the past week with a total of 73,664 contamination as of 16 June compared to 60,678 on 09 June 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating in Africa and moving from the continent's main urban centers into the remote rural areas where it will be more challenging to contain the spread of the virus. With the rainy season starting in the region, UNHCR operations strengthened their preparedness and emergency response mechanisms to mitigate the potential impact of floods in high risk hosting areas.