Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 20th March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 20th March 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 20th March 10:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 19th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 20th March 10:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 19th March 09:00

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 19th March 09:00

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 19th March 09:00 (GMT)

Reproduction and Fatality for Selected Human Viruses

This graph provides a comparison of the reproduction number and case-fatality ratio of COVID-19 against other viruses.

COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate by Age

The elderly are at a greatly increased risk of mortality.

Disease Phases Around the World

As of 16th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Transmission Complexes

As of 16th March 09:00 (GMT)

Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:

According to this article, the overall symptomatic case fatality risk of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, was 1.4% as of February 29. This figure is substantially lower than previously thought.

This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral lopinavir–ritonavir for SARS-CoV-2 infection, but found that, in hospitalized adult patients with severe Covid-19, no benefit was observed with lopinavir–ritonavir treatment beyond standard care.

This article discusses some of the immediate and long-term cardiovascular implications of viral infection and the significant gaps in knowledge that future research will need to address.

Author: Dr Daniel Livingstone, MedShr - Health Education England Fellow

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