COVID Kingdom: the UK COVID-19 Tracker

Explore the latest Covid-19 data in Britain - select an area on the map or drop-down menu to see the latest cases and track how the virus spread locally and across Britain. See the patterns of tests, excess deaths, and the Reuters estimate of when infections arrived.

Last updated: Fri 22 Jan
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*Deaths caused by COVID-19 shown above are most accurately tracked in figure that count when COVID-19 appears on a death certificate. (Source: Office for National Statistics weekly series.)

*Tests with a positive COVID-19 result shown above are from labs run by Public Health England (PHE), NHS hospitals, and private "Lighthouse" labs. The figures are updated daily> Below shows the latest daily figures. The total for recent days are under-estimates because it takes some time for all the results to be published. Tests for everyone with symptoms were not available late May -- so treat early figures with caution. (Source: PHE daily update)

* Daily totals of local deaths are also available. Shown below, they count how many die with a month of having COVID-19. (Source: PHE daily update)


* Excess deaths provide the best way of showing the real impact of the pandemic. They take account of COVID-19 deaths not officially recorded, or other deaths caused indirectly, for example by isolation or reduced access to hospitals. See below a comparison of the average weekly death for the time of year in the last 5 years with deaths in 2020. (Source: Reuters calculation based on ONS average death and ONS weekly death series.) Deaths are derived from death certificates where COVID-19 is listed as a cause of death. Location is by place of death.

(Source: * Estimated new infections is a Reuters rough estimate based on a 1% infection fatality rate (IFR) [Most studies currently show IFR at 0.5%-1%] and average time from infection to death of approximately 3 weeks . The IFR will vary based on age distribution, so the number of infections is likely an over-estimate in the later stages of the outbreak when, in most areas, infection spread into care homes.

Notes - All estimates are unreliable in areas with only a few cases or deaths, e.g. the City of London.

- Additional data from Office of National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; Public Health England; Public Health Wales; Scottish government.

Data analysis and programming: Stephen Grey andRyan McNeill.