Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 27th April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 27th April 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 27th April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 27th April 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 27th April 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 26th April

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 26th April

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 26th April

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 26th April 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 26th April 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Key Data

Latest Developments



Middle East


United Kingdom


Latest COVID-19 Publications and Guidelines:

Guidance from NHS on supporting colleagues during Ramadan

Website summary and resources on key workers and haw fasting and Ramadan will affect them in the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries will also be useful to those who would like to understand more about Ramadan and how to support your colleagues during this time.

ICS Guidance for Prone Positioning of the Conscious COVID Patient

Guidance from the Intensive Care Society (ICS) UK on proning in the context of the management of the conscious patient.

ESC Guidance for the Diagnosis and Management of CV Disease during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guideline from the European Society of Cardiology. Includes summaries of currently understood pathophysiological mechanisms as well as clinical guidance:

Source: ECS

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

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