Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 5th October 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 5th October 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.

If you are a healthcare professional, please join the discussion on these latest COVID-19 cases on MedShr:

Please post any COVID-19 cases, images or learning points from your clinical practice on MedShr - share key knowledge and experience with a global network of doctors to help improve patient care. Include #COVID19 in your case title.


Please email COVID@medshr.net if you have any data, publications or information you would like to share.

Global Impact of COVID-19 to Date

WHO official data, reported on 4th Oct 2020

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

WHO official data, reported on 4th Oct 2020

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 5th Oct 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period, reported on 04-10-20

Public Health England: "An issue was identified overnight on Friday 2 October in the automated process that transfers positive cases data to PHE. It has now been resolved. The cases by publish date for 3 and 4 October include 15,841 additional cases with specimen dates between 25 September and 2 October — they are therefore artificially high for England and the UK."
Total UK daily cases over past month

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 5th Oct 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period, reported on 04-10-20

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 5th Oct 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period, reported on 04-10-20

Latest Developments in the News:

WHO Weekly Situational Reports: Epidemiological and Operational


Africa

WHO: Sierra Leone reversing immunization decline in wake of COVID-19

WHO: Strengthening Contact Tracing for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region

WHO: Uganda Receives COVID-19 Equipment from WHO Supported by the Irish Government

MSF: Young biotechnologists at the forefront of the COVID-19 response

BBC: Coronavirus in Senegal: Keeping Covid-19 at bay

BBC: Coronavirus in Africa tracker

WHO in the African Region: COVID-19


Eastern Mediterranean

WHO: EU and WHO deliver emergency life-saving supplies to flood-affected areas in Somalia

WHO: WHO Regional Director's press briefing statement on vaccine development and COVAX Facility for COVID-19

WHO: WHO and partners launch training resource on primary health care practice in the context of COVID-19

WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: COVID-19


United Kingdom

BBC: Covid: 16,000 coronavirus cases missed in daily figures after IT error

BBC: Covid: Things 'bumpy to Christmas and beyond' - PM

BBC: Local lockdown rules: Check Covid restrictions in your area

UK Government Advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK


Global Health

WHO: WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 28 September 2020

WHO: Conflict, climate crisis and COVID-19 pose great threats to the health of women and children

BBC: India's new paper Covid-19 test could be a ‘game changer’

BBC: Covid-19 pandemic: Tracking the global coronavirus outbreak

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

United Nations: COVID-19 Response

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine: Coronavirus Resource Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Médecins Sans Frontières


Join the World Health Organization's #WearAMask Challenge

Educational Content:


WHO: COVID-19 Course Series

© 2020 World Health Organization (source: https://openwho.org/)

"Real-time training during global emergencies is critical for effective preparedness and response. The COVID-19 channel provides learning resources for health professionals, decision-makers and the public for the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)." (WHO 2020)


Latest COVID-19 Publications and Guidelines:

A selection of recent publications and useful clinical guidance from high impact journals:


Practice Points, Editorials and Opinion Articles from the BMJ:

BMJ: Covid-19: People are gathering again, but can crowds be made safe?

Baraniuk Chris. Covid-19: People are gathering again, but can crowds be made safe? BMJ 2020; 371 :m3511


Research Articles and Commentary:

BMJ: In-hospital cardiac arrest in critically ill patients with covid-19: multicenter cohort study

Hayek Salim S, Brenner Samantha K, Azam Tariq U, Shadid Husam R, Anderson Elizabeth, Berlin Hanna et al. In-hospital cardiac arrest in critically ill patients with covid-19: multicenter cohort study BMJ 2020; 371 :m3513

NEJM: Safety and Immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA-1273 Vaccine in Older Adults

Anderson EJ, Rouphael NG, Widge AT, Jackson LA, Roberts PC, Makhene M, Chappell JD, Denison MR, Stevens LJ, Pruijssers AJ, McDermott AB, Flach B, Lin BC, Doria-Rose NA, O'Dell S, Schmidt SD, Corbett KS, Swanson PA 2nd, Padilla M, Neuzil KM, Bennett H, Leav B, Makowski M, Albert J, Cross K, Edara VV, Floyd K, Suthar MS, Martinez DR, Baric R, Buchanan W, Luke CJ, Phadke VK, Rostad CA, Ledgerwood JE, Graham BS, Beigel JH; mRNA-1273 Study Group. Safety and Immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA-1273 Vaccine in Older Adults. N Engl J Med. 2020 Sep 29. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2028436. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32991794.

The Lancet: Leveraging the advances in HIV for COVID-19

McMahon JH, Hoy JF, Kamarulzaman A, Bekker L, Beyrer C, Lewin SR. Leveraging the advances in HIV for COVID-19. The Lancet, vol 396, issue 10256, p943-944 (3rd Oct 2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32012-2

JAMA: Risk Factors for Hospitalization, Mechanical Ventilation, or Death Among 10 131 US Veterans With SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Ioannou GN, Locke E, Green P, et al. Risk Factors for Hospitalization, Mechanical Ventilation, or Death Among 10 131 US Veterans With SARS-CoV-2 Infection. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(9):e2022310. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22310


Wiley Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Initiative

An open collection of COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, from over 50 publishers to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts (PMC).

Other Useful Resources:

Intensive Care Society (UK) Covid-19 Resource Hub

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust COVID-19 Bulletins - A weekly bulletin detailing the "latest guidelines, research and reports relating to COVID-19"

NHS England: Coronavirus guidance for clinicians and NHS managers

CDC: COVID-19 Science Updates


Weekly Update by Dr Ryan Broll, MedShr Open Editorial Team, Medical Education Fellow

Comments

Sign in or Register to comment


Matching media queries: