Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 8th June 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 8th June 2020

This update will be published weekly on Mondays 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 8th June 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 7th June 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 8th June 09:00 GMT

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 7th June

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 7th June

COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 7th June

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 7th June 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 7th June 11:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Key Data

UK distribution of COVID-19: The latest deaths and confirmed cases near you

Source: The Guardian

Latest Developments


Middle East



United Kingdom


Latest COVID-19 Publications and Opinion Articles:

Coronavirus in Pregnancy and Delivery: Rapid Review

Mullins E, Evans D, Viner RM, O'Brien P, Morris E. Coronavirus in pregnancy and delivery: rapid review. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2020;55(5):586‐592.

What is the risk of COVID-19 to pregnant women? Read this rapid review that was produced to support the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' (RCOG) guidelines during the current pandemic.

Are we underestimating how many people are resistant to Covid-19?

The Guardian, June 2020

Scientists are racing to work out why some populations have fared better than others during the pandemic, read the full article from the Guardian.

A Harm-Reduction Approach to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—Safer Socializing

Eric Kutscher, Richard E. Greene, JAMA network, June 2020

How will COVID-19 change our lives? Is there a parallel or lessons to to be learned from how other viruses pandemics such as HIV? With a focus on how HIV has changed the lifestyle of many with a focus on the social interactions of the LGBT community.

United Nations Seeks to Counter COVID-19 Misinformation with Digital First Responders

Joan Stephenson, JAMA Network, June 2020

Social media platforms have committed to removing or cautioning against dubious information and directing users to the World Health Organization and national health websites, but is it the responsibility of the consumers to seek out factual and verified information? Read more in this article from the JAMA Network.

Daily Update by Dr Samantha Goh and Dr Rachel Coles, MedShr Open Editorial Team, Medical Education Teaching Fellows.

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