Content for this category should support the objectives of global surveillance which are:
- Monitor trends in COVID-19 disease at national and global levels.
- Rapidly detect new cases in countries where the virus is not circulating, and monitor cases in countries where the virus has started to circulate.
- Provide epidemiological information to conduct risk assessments at the national, regional and global level.
- Provide epidemiological information to guide preparedness and response measures.
Further information is provided in the WHO publication: Global surveillance for COVID-19 caused by human infection with COVID-19 virus