Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 30th March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 30th 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 30th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 29th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 30th March 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 29th March

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 29th March

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 29th March

Latest Developments

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa

As of 30th March 2020

Source: The Guardian

Coronavirus deaths in Italy, Spain and the US are increasing more rapidly than they did in China

As of 29th March 2020

New York, Catalonia and Madrid could pass Lombardia as the worst affected subnational regions

As of 29th March 2020

Country by country: how coronavirus case trajectories compare

As of 29th March 2020

More than 25 countries now have at least 10 deaths

As of 29th March 2020

UK Critical Care COVID-19 Outcomes

As of 27th March 2020

Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:

CT image visual quantitative evaluation and clinical classification of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Published 25th March 2020

This article explores the relationship between the imaging manifestations and clinical classification of COVID-19. It shows that CT visual quantitative analysis has high consistency and can reflect the clinical classification of COVID-19.

CSC Expert Consensus on Principles of Clinical Management of Patients with Severe Emergent Cardiovascular Diseases during the COVID-19 Epidemic

Published 27th March 2020

The Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC) has issued this consensus statement after consulting with 125 medical experts in the fields of cardiovascular disease and infectious disease. The over-arching principles laid out here are the following: 1) Consider the prevention and control of COVID-19 transmission as the highest priority, including self-protection of medical staff; 2) Patient risk assessment of both infection and cardiovascular issues. Where appropriate, preferential use of conservative medical therapeutic approaches to minimize disease spread; 3) At all times, medical practices and interventional procedures should be conducted in accordance with the directives of the infection control department of local hospitals and local health commissions.

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

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