At present, the UK has over 301,000 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), making it the fifth most-affected country worldwide. Since the beginning of March, elderly and medically vulnerable individuals, such as chronic kidney disease patients, in the country have been advised by the NHS to “shield” (stay home and follow specific guidelines).

GlobalData expects more individuals with chronic kidney disease to be left undiagnosed during the outbreak due to reduced primary care access. Read more here.