Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 4th April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 4th 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 4th April 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 3rd April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 4th April 11:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 3rd 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 3rd April

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 3rd April

Latest Developments

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

As of 4th April 2020

Source: The Guardian

Coronavirus case trajectories

As of 4th April 2020

Coronavirus death trajectories

As of 4th April 2020

Infection & Fatality Rates by Country

As of 4th April 2020

COVID-19 Key Data

As of 31st March 2020

Italy and Spain's daily death tolls are plateauing, but in the UK and US every day brings more new deaths than the last

As of 3rd April 2020

Vaccines and Treatment in Development for COVID-19

As of 1st April 2020


Trump rejects advice to wear masks

Coronavirus situation in the US

As of 4th April 2020

Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:

Management of Critically Ill Adults With COVID-19

Published 26th March 2020

These guidelines on the management of COVID-19 in critically ill adults were authored by 36 experts from 12 countries.

Liver Impairment in COVID-19 Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of 115 Cases from a Single Center in Wuhan City, China

Published 2nd April 2020

This retrospective, single-center study investigates the changes of liver function and its clinical significance in COVID-19 patients. The study was conducted on 115 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Zhongnan hospital of Wuhan University from Jan 18 to Feb 22, 2020. Liver function and related indexes were analysed to evaluate its relationship with disease progression in COVID-19 patients.

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