Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 1st April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 1st 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 1st April 10:00 (GMT)


COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 31st March 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 1st April 10:00 GMT


Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 31st March

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 31st March


COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 31st March

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

As of 1st April 2020

Source: The Guardian

Italy has turned the corner, with numbers of new cases now in decline, following in China's footsteps

As of 31st March 2020

Outbreaks are now underway in dozens of other countries, and few have hit their ceiling for new cases

As of 31st March 2020

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

As of 31st March 2020

New deaths in Lombardia and Madrid are plateauing, but deaths are still accelerating in New York and London

As of 31st March 2020


Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:


Estimates of the severity of coronavirus disease 2019: a model-based analysis

Published 30th March 2020

In the face of rapidly changing data, a range of case fatality ratio estimates for COVID-19 have been produced that differ substantially in magnitude. This article aims to provide robust estimates of case fatality ratios for COVID-19 whilst adjusting for ascertainment and censoring biases.


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

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