Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 13th April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 13th April 2020

This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

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Global Impact of COVID-19 to Date

As of 13th April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 13th April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 13th April 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 12th April

NB: Public Health England has now moved to a different reporting time for UK COVID-19 fatalities, as family consent is now needed to release mortality statistics. Hence the reported figures may not actually be the deaths that have taken place over the past 24 hours, meaning caution needs to be exercised when comparing figures from one day to the next.

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 12th April

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 12th April

Source: Nature Middle East (last updated 9th April 2020)

COVID-19 Key Data

Latest Developments



Middle East


United Kingdom


Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:

Prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of covid-19 infection: systematic review and critical appraisal

Published: 7th April 2020

This review indicates that proposed models are poorly reported, at high risk of bias, and their reported performance is probably optimistic. Immediate sharing of well documented individual participant data from covid-19 studies is needed for collaborative efforts to develop more rigorous prediction models and validate existing ones.

COVID-19 outbreak: less stethoscope, more ultrasound

Danilo Buonsenso, Davide Pata, Antonio Chiaretti

Published: March 20, 2020

The authors of this correspondence site the importance for public health of preventing healthcare related spread of COVID-19.  Replacing traditional assessment: stethoscope examination followed by radiological investigations, with a single ultrasound examination could reduce exposure to healthcare professionals and spread within hospital settings, they argue.

Daily Update by Samantha Goh, MedShr Open Editorial Team, Medical Education Teaching Fellow

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