Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 25th May 2020

MedShr Weekly COVID-19 update

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 25th May 2020

This update will be published Weekly at 12pm GMT on Mondays 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 25th May 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 25th May 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 25th May 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 24th May

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 24th May

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 24th May

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 24th May 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 24th May 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Key Data

Covid-19: can we compare different countries?

Podcast from Science Weekly by the Guardian

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What does the R-number mean and what is the best metric for comparing countries? 15 minute summary on how you can understand the data and whether we can "follow the science" (with a focus on the UK pandemic situation).

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Latest COVID-19 Publications and Guidelines:

Development and Validation of a Clinical Risk Score to Predict the Occurrence of Critical Illness in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

Liang W, Liang H, Ou L, et al. JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 12, 2020

Featuring a new online calculator to estimate the risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection based on symptoms and blood results.

Risk assessment on COVID-19

By the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Summary on what the risk of COVID-19 means for the general population and what current research has revealed as factors for infection.

Research round-up: Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19

By Medicine matters -Rheumatology, Published 18 May 2020

Concise summary on the evidence of use of hydrochloroquine in COVID-19 infections, emphasising that there is no evidence that the drug reduces mortality risk and also highlights the risk of adverse side effects with taking it.

Weekly Update by Dr Samantha Goh, MedShr Open Editorial Team, Medical Education Teaching Fellows

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