Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 6th April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 6th 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 6th April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 5th April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 6th April 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 5th 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 5th April

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 5th April

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 5th April 2020

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

As of 6th April 2020

Source: The Guardian

Coronavirus case trajectories

As of 6th April 2020

Coronavirus death trajectories

As of 6th April 2020

Infection & Fatality Rates by Country

As of 6th April 2020

COVID-19 Key Data

As of 31st March 2020

Vaccines and Treatment in Development for COVID-19

As of 4th April 2020


Exponential growth in the past two weeks has made the US the newest COVID-19 epicenter

As of 3rd April 2020

US government orders 29m doses of hydroxychloroquine

Coronavirus situation in the US

As of 6th April 2020


The number of new cases has trended slowly down over the last 10-14 days

As of 3rd April 2020

Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:

Covid-19 in Critically Ill Patients in the Seattle Region — Case Series

Published 30th March 2020

This multicenter report describes the demographic characteristics, coexisting conditions, imaging findings, and outcomes among critically ill patients with Covid-19 in the Seattle area.

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

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