Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 29th 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 29th April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 29th April 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 29th April 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 28th April

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 28th April

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 28th April

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 28th April 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 28th April 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Key Data

COVID-19 - service evaluation and audit on the care needs of children admitted to hospital (England):

The latest multi-centre data from paediatric units in England managing COVID-19 positive patients. Collated and published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). As of 28th April 2020.

Latest Developments



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Latest COVID-19 Publications and Guidelines:

First-wave COVID-19 transmissibility and severity in China outside Hubei after control measures, and second-wave scenario planning: a modelling impact assessment

Analysis of lockdown measures in relation to second wave of cases

Source: Lancet

The Promise and Peril of Antibody Testing for COVID-19

Read an analysis from JAMA about antibody tests.

Source: JAMA

Mild or Moderate Covid-19 provides a useful overview of clinical aspects

Source: New England Journal of Medicine

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

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