Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 19th March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update

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 19th March 11:00 (GMT)


COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 18th March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 19th March 11:00 GMT


Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 18th March 09:00

COVID-19 Cumulative UK Cases

As of 18th March 09:00


COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 18th March 09:00 (GMT)


Reproduction and Fatality for Selected Human Viruses

This graph provides a comparison of the reproduction number and case-fatality ratio of COVID-19 against other viruses.


COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate by Age

The elderly are at a greatly increased risk of mortality.


Disease Phases Around the World

As of 16th March 09:00 (GMT)


COVID-19 Transmission Complexes

As of 16th March 09:00 (GMT)


Latest Clinical Guidelines


Essential Reading for all Doctors: Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Clinical practitioners on the front lines of China’s fight against COVID-19 have developed a handbook of treatment and care protocols for healthcare providers.

Click here to download.


Clinical guide for the management of critical care patients during the coronavirus pandemic

This provides clinical guidance on the management critically ill COVID-19 patients, covering topics such as intubation, ventilation and ARDS treatment.

Published 16th March

Source: NHS


Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19 disease is suspected

Published 13th March

Source: WHO


King’s Critical Care – Evidence Summary Clinical Management of COVID-19

Published 9th March


Management of a suspected case of COVID-19

Revised 18th March


Suspected COVID-19 cases - Which samples should be taken


Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:

This article presents details of patients admitted to the two designated hospitals in Wuhan—Jinyintan Hospital and Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital—with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, and explores risk factors for mortality and describes a detailed clinical course of COVID-19, including viral shedding.


This article gives a summary of the response of the COVID-19 Lombardy ICU network and a forecast of estimated ICU demand over the coming weeks. It provides some valuable lessons and reflections which other countries can learn from.

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

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