Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 5th April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 5th 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 5th April 10:00 (GMT)


COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

As of 4th April 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Active Cases Map

As of 5th April 10:00 GMT


Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 4th 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 4th April


COVID-19 Daily UK Cases

As of 4th April

Latest Developments


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

As of 5th April 2020

Source: The Guardian

Coronavirus case trajectories

As of 5th April 2020

Coronavirus death trajectories

As of 5th April 2020

Infection & Fatality Rates by Country

As of 5th April 2020

COVID-19 Key Data

As of 31st March 2020

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 4th April 2020

Vaccines and Treatment in Development for COVID-19

As of 1st April 2020


Latest COVID-19 Publications

Some key recent publications to be aware of:


Clinical Characteristics of 54 medical staff with COVID-19: A retrospective study in a single center in Wuhan, China

Published 29th March 2020

54 cases of SARS-Cov-2 infected medical staff from Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, between January 7th to February 11th of 2020 were analysed in this retrospective study. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics were compared between different groups by statistical method.


A Comparative Study of Chest Computed Tomography Features in Young and Older Adults With Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

Published 31st March 2020

This study analysed the most common CT findings of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus in younger patients (60 and younger) and older adults (older than 60). The chest CT images of 72 symptomatic patients with COVID-19 were analysed retrospectively, including 44 younger patients and 28 older patients. CT findings including density (pure ground-glass opacities, ground-glass opacities with consolidation, consolidation), the number of lobes involved, lesion distribution, and the main accompanying signs were compared.

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