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Global COVID-19 Trends

Global COVID-19 Tracker

KFF| Last Updated: February 19, 2024

This tracker provides the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as the rate of daily COVID-19 cases and deaths by country, income, region, and globally. It will be updated weekly, as new data are released. As of March 7, 2023, all data on COVID-19 cases and deaths are drawn from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard. Prior to March 7, 2023, this tracker relied on data provided by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center’s COVID-19 Map, which ended on March 10, 2023. Please see the Methods tab for more detailed information on data sources and notes. To prevent slow load times, the tracker only contains data from the last 200 days. However, the full data set  an be downloaded from our GitHub page.

WHO COVID-19 Dashboard

WHO Health Emergencies Programme | Data Updated Weekly

WHO COVID-19 Variant Tracking

WHO SARS-CoV-2 Variant Tracking

UPDATE: On 15 March 2023, WHO updated its tracking system and working definitions for variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to better correspond to the current global variant landscape, to independently evaluate Omicron sublineages in circulation, and classify new variants more clearly when required.

With these changes factored in, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta as well as the Omicron parent lineage (B.1.1.529) are considered previously circulating VOCs. WHO has now classified XBB.1.5 as a VOI. 

WHO emphasizes that these changes do not imply that the circulation of Omicron viruses no longer pose a threat to public health. Rather, the changes have been made in order to better identify additional or new threats over and above those posed by the current Omicron viruses in circulation.

NOTES: A VUM is de-escalated if its prevalence is <1% at the global level and in all WHO regions for 8 consecutive weeks.

$ Excludes BA.2.86 sublineages listed here as VOIs.

* Excludes XBB sublineages already listed here as VOIs or VUMs

# Excludes XBB.1.9.2 sublineages listed here as VOIs and VUMs

WHO Currently Circulating VOCs

Currently circulating variants of concern (VOCs)
Last Updated: 15 March 2023

As of 15 March, 2023 there are no longer any WHO-designated Variants of Concern (VOC). All previous VOC, including Omicron (BA.1[B.1.1.529]) have been reclassified as previously circulating VOCs.

WHO Currently Circulating VOIs

Currently circulating variants of interest (VOIs)
Last Updated: 18 December 2023
Pango Lineage NextStrain Clade Genetic Ancestry & Unique Mutations Earliest Documented Samples Date of VOI Designation & Latest Risk Assessment
XBB.1.5 23A

Recombinant of BJ.1 (BA.2.10.1) and BM.1.1.1 (BA.2.75), with a breakpoint in S1

XBB + S:F486P

05-Jan-2022 11-Jan-2023


XBB.1.5 Updated Risk Assessment, 20 June 2023

XBB.1.16 23B

Recombinant of BJ.1 (BA.2.10.1) and BM.1.1.1 (BA.2.75)

XBB.1 + S:E180V, S:K478R and S:F486P



XBB.1.16 Updated Risk Assessment, 5 June 2023

EG.5 Not Assigned

XBB.1.9.2 + S:F456L

*Includes EG.5.1: EG.5 + S:Q52H



EG.5 Updated Risk Evaluation, 21 November 2023

BA.2.86 23I Mutations relative to putative ancestor BA.2 24-Jul-2023


BA.2.86 Initial Risk Evaluation, 21 November 2023

JN.1 Not Assigned BA.2.86 + S:L455S


JN.1 Initial Risk Evaluation 18 December 2023

WHO Currently Circulating VUMs

Currently circulating variants under monitoring (VUMs)

Last Updated: 29 January 2024

Pango Lineage NextStrain Clade Genetic Ancestry & Unique Mutations Earliest Documented Samples Date of VUM Designation & Risk Assessments
XBB* 22F

Recombinant of BJ.1 (BA.2.10.1) and BM.1.1.1 (BA.2.75), with a breakpoint in S1

BA.2 + S:V83A, S:Y144-, S:H146Q, S:Q183E, S:V213E, S:G252V, S:G339H, S:R346T, S:L368I, S:V445P, S:G446S, S:N460K, S:F486S, S:F490S

13-Aug-2022 12-Oct-2022
XBB.1.9.1 23D

Recombinant of BJ.1 (BA.2.10.1) and BM.1.1.1 (BA.2.75)

XBB.1 + S:F486P (similar Spike genetic profile as XBB.1.5)

05-Dec-2022 30-Mar-2023
XBB.2.3 23E

Recombinant of BJ.1 (BA.2.10.1) and BM.1.1.1 (BA.2.75)

XBB + S:D253G, S:F486P, S:P521S

09-Dec-2022 17-May-2023