Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 21st March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 21st 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 21st March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 20th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 21st March 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 20th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 20th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 20th 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:

This study from the Chinese CDC includes over 72,000 COVID-19 cases and provides valuable epidemiological information around case fatality rate in different age groups, co-morbidities and gender. It also shows that case fatality rate among critical cases is almost 50%, and showed that, of the 1,716 COVID-19 cases in health workers, 14.8% were severe or critical.

Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China

Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Published 24th February 2020

This paper in JAMA provides an excellent concise summary of the key results from the above study from the Chinese CDC.

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

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Very worrying to see the HVP right at the bottom of this post

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