Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 18th May 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 18th May 2020

This update will be published weekly on Mondays 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 18th May 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 18th May 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 18th May 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 17th May

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 17th May

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 17th May

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 17th May 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 17th May 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Key Data

COVID-19 Resource allocation: Who should get masks?

Which materials are better for non-medical home made masks?

Table from Davies et. al (2013) Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic? Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 7(4), 413-418.

(Highlights added to feature common materials)

Latest Developments



Middle East


United Kingdom


Latest COVID-19 Publications and Guidelines:

Investigation of a COVID-19 outbreak in Germany resulting from a single travel-associated primary case: a case series

Published 15 May 2020
Merle M Böhmer, Udo Buchholz, Victor M Corman, Martin Hoch, Katharina Katz, Durdica V Marosevic, et al.

Preparedness for Coronavirus Disease in Hospitals of Nepal: A Nationwide Survey

Published 30 April 2020
Shrestha GS, Paneru HR, Acharya SP, Shrestha SK, Sigdel MR, Tiwari S, Yadav BK, Rijal B, Karki L, Neupane Y, Thapa N, Lakhey S

COVID-19 crisis in Jordan: Response, scenarios, strategies, and recommendations

Published 13 May
Alqutob R, Al Nsour M, Tarawneh MR, Ajlouni M, Khader Y, Aqel I, Kharabsheh S, Obeidat N

Daily Update by Dr Samantha Goh and Dr Rachel Coles, MedShr Open Editorial Team, Medical Education Teaching Fellows.

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