Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 26th March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 26th 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 26th March 10:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 25th March 10:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 25th March 10:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 25th March 09:00 (GMT)

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 25th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 25th March 09:00 (GMT)

Latest Developments


The number of covid-19 cases admitted to ICU has gone up to 11.6 % based on 8567 patients. Number may be lower when all admitted cases are accounted for.

88% of deceased had at least one comorbidity (cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, immunodeficiency, metabolic diseases, cancer, obesity or other chronic diseases)

10.1% death rate (7503 fatalities / 74386 cases), with 683 deaths yesterday.

5210 new cases yesterday.

6205 Healthcare Workers infected.

More than 30 doctors (33) have given their lives - youngest doctor was born in 1971.

However, there has been a persistent fall in Italy case numbers



Source: The Guardian

Source: The Guardian

United Kingdom

ExCel Conference Centre, London

South Korea: Rigorous investigation of outbreak clusters and rapidly scaled testing capabilities limited spread

Daily Update by Rachel Amber Coles, MedShr Open Editorial Team, Medical Education Fellows

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