Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 2nd April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 2nd 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 2nd April 10:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 1st April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 2nd April 10:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 1st April

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 1st April

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 1st April

Latest Developments

Coronavirus deaths and nationwide lockdowns:

Timeline of new confirmed cases worldwide


Coronavirus situation in US

Source: The Guardian and Johns Hopkins

Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:

Can routine laboratory tests discriminate SARS‐CoV‐2 infected pneumonia from other causes of community acquired pneumonia?

Published 31st March

A study of 221 community acquired penumonia (CAP) patients and 84 COVID-19 patients found COVID-19 patients had significantly lower mean values for total white cell count, neutrophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, red cell distribution width, platelet count, and PCT than patients with CAP. COVID-19 patients had significantly higher mean values for hemoglobin, hematocrit and total protein than CAP patients.

Figure 3. Receiver operator characteristic curves for nine parameters (A), and another six parameters (B), and combinations of the parameters (C), comparing data for CAP patients with that for COVID-19 patients. The ROC curves and AUC (figures 3) demonstrated that RDW, MCHC, and HGB had good discriminatory ability.

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Published by Dr Rachel Coles, Education Fellow and Paediatric Trainee.

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