Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 1 May 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 1st May 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 1 May 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 1 May 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 30th April 2020

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 30th April 2020

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 30th April 2020

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 30th April 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 30th April 11:00 (GMT)

Map of COVID-19 Cases in the Middle East

Last updated 30/4/2020

COVID-19 Key Data

Mortality Rates from Different Countries

Latest Developments



Middle East


United Kingdom


Latest COVID-19 Publications and Guidelines:

Published 30th April 2020

Carbon emissions have dropped due to social distancing and lockdown measures workldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This New Scientist article highlights the variation in articles published about pollution levels and severity of COVID-19 infection. Although pollution levels can be linked to lung health, this summary highlights that there is no conclusive evidence yet to support this.

Effectiveness of a 'fast lung ultrasound teaching program' for gynecologists/obstetricians dealing with pregnant women with suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

Published: 29th April

Buonsenso D, Moro F, Inchingolo R, Smargiassi A, Demi L, Soldati G, Moroni R, Lanzone A, Scambia G, Testa AC.

The authors, based in Italy, outline their development of a single day training programme for obstetrics and gynaecology on USS of lung. Read the paper here and find the course materials here.

British Thoracic Society Guidance on Venous Thromboembolic Disease in patients with COVID-19

A summary of available evidence pertaining to VTE risk, risk assessment and potential LMWH dosing approach. Read guidance here.

Daily Update prepared by Dr Samantha Goh and Dr Rachel Amber Coles, MedShr Teaching Fellows

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