Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 31st March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 31st 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.

If you are a healthcare professional, please join the discussion on these latest COVID-19 cases on MedShr:

Please post any COVID-19 cases, images or learning points from your clinical practice on MedShr - share key knowledge and experience with a global network of doctors to help improve patient care. Include #COVID19 in your case title.

Please email if you have any data, publications or information you would like to share.

Global Impact of COVID-19 to Date

As of 31st March 09:30 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 30th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 31st March 09:30 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 30th 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 30th March

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 30th March

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

As of 31st March 2020

Source: The Guardian

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

As of 30th March 2020

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

As of 30th March 2020

Country by country: how coronavirus case trajectories compare

As of 30th March 2020

Outbreaks are now underway in dozens of other countries, with some on the same trajectory as Italy

As of 30th March 2020


US deaths pass grim milestone, as hospital ship arrives in New York

Coronavirus situation in the US

As of 31st March 2020

Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:

Clinical and virological data of the first cases of COVID-19 in Europe: a case series

Published 27th March 2020

This article describes the detailed clinical features of five patients with COVID-19 aligned with the quantitative severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA load from nasopharyngeal and other selected sampling sites.

SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load in Upper Respiratory Specimens of Infected Patients

Published 19th March 2020

This article reported that patients with COVID-19 with more severe disease requiring intensive care unit admission had high viral RNA loads at 10 days and beyond, after symptom onset.

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

Loading Author...


Sign in or Register to comment