Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 14th September 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 14th September 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.

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Global Impact of COVID-19 to Date

WHO official data, reported on 13th Sept 20

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

WHO official data, reported on 13th Sept 20

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 14th Sept 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period on 13-09-20

Total UK daily cases over past month

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 14th Sept 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period on 13-09-20

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 14th Sept 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period on 13-09-20

Latest Developments:


Africa

WHO: COVID-19 genome sequencing laboratory network launches in Africa

WHO: Situation reports on COVID-19 outbreak - Sitrep 28, 09 September 2020

BBC: Coronavirus in South Africa: Scientists explore surprise theory for low death rate

WHO: Ebola response bolsters Uganda’s COVID-19 fight

WHO: Noncommunicable diseases increase risk of dying from COVID-19 in Africa

WHO: Combatting health worker infections in Nigeria

WHO in the African Region: COVID-19


Eastern Mediterranean

BBC: Coronavirus: Israel to impose three-week national lockdown

MSF: Beirut explosion: “The blast didn’t distinguish between people, neither should aid”

MSF: Meeting regular health needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan

WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: COVID-19


United Kingdom

The Guardian: New tool could 'help UK doctors spot high-risk Covid patients in seconds'

BBC: Coronavirus: 'Rule of six' comes into effect

BBC: Coronavirus: Behind the rise in cases in five charts

BBC: NHS tells GPs they must offer patients face-to-face appointments

BBC: Coronavirus: Who are the Covid marshals and what powers will they have?

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 - 7 September 2020

WHO: Malaria and COVID-19: country perspectives

WHO: Health priorities for the European Region and COVID-19 in focus at WHO annual meeting

BBC: Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections

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)


Podcast on Rox Heart Radio: Roxana Mehran discusses cardiology meetings during Covid-19 with Ron Blankstein and Asif Qasim

Cardiology Meetings in COVID-19: What’s worked so far? What hasn’t? Roxana Mehran hears from Ron Blankstein and Asif Qasim.


Latest COVID-19 Publications and Guidelines:

BMJ: Risk stratification of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: development and validation of the 4C Mortality Score

Knight Stephen R, Ho Antonia, Pius Riinu, Buchan Iain, Carson Gail, Drake Thomas M et al. Risk stratification of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: development and validation of the 4C Mortality Score BMJ 2020; 370 :m3339

NEJM: Facial Masking for Covid-19 — Potential for “Variolation” as We Await a Vaccine

Gandhi M, Rutherford GW. Facial Masking for Covid-19 - Potential for "Variolation" as We Await a Vaccine [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 8]. N Engl J Med. 2020;10.1056/NEJMp2026913. doi:10.1056/NEJMp2026913

The Lancet: SARS-CoV-2 transmission via speech-generated respiratory droplets [Correspondence]

Bax A, Bax CE, Stadnytskyi V, Anfinrud P. SARS-CoV-2 transmission via speech-generated respiratory droplets. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020; (published online September 11, 2020) DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30726-X

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).


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

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