United Kingdom Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Jan. 25 14-day change
Cases 3.6 million 22,195 –42%
Deaths 98,531 592 +33%

Day with reporting anomaly.

14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

There have been at least 3,669,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, according to Public Health England. As of Tuesday morning, 98,531 people had died. Due to a data entry error, nearly 16,000 people who tested positive between Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 were not recorded in the daily number of reported cases.

The Office for National Statistics also produces a weekly report on the number of deaths registered in Britain that mention Covid-19 on a death certificate. This figure, which includes deaths outside of hospitals, is many thousands of deaths higher than the reported daily death toll.

Reported cases in the United Kingdom

Share of population with a reported case
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Sources: Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland, Chief Medical Officer Directorate. Regional data for Northern Ireland was not reported by health authorities. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by region. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.

Britain has the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in Europe. Here’s where the number of cases and deaths are highest in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

The table below was recently changed to show the average number of cases per day in the last seven days instead of the total number of cases over the last seven days.

Reported cases and deaths by country and local area

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Select deaths or a different column header to sort by different data.

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+ England 3,207,381 5,730 86,522 155 30,735 55 1,126.6 2.01
+ Northern Ireland 100,741 5,563 1,747 96 677 37 17.4 0.96
+ Wales 189,152 6,026 4,553 145 1,013 32 37.0 1.18
+ Scotland 172,953 3,180 5,709 105 1,313 24 57.7 1.06

On January 4, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced another national lockdown in England, closing schools and asking Britons to stay home for all but a few necessary purposes, including essential work and buying food and medicine. This is the country’s third national lockdown and will remain in place until at least mid-February, officials said.

The lockdown was imposed in response to a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that has overwhelmed Britain’s hospitals. Wales and Scotland also implemented their own national lockdowns, and in Northern Ireland, a stay-at-home order went into effect on Jan. 8.

Britain became the first country to grant emergency authorization to the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, after issuing the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in early December. The nation accelerated vaccination efforts in January by adding a third vaccine by Moderna to their roster.

As of late January, more than five million people in Britain have now received their first dose of the vaccine, mostly healthcare workers and the elderly. Government officials have said they plan to distribute two million weekly doses going forward.

How Cases Are Growing

Here’s how the number of new cases and deaths are changing over time:

New reported cases by day

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.
Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

New reported deaths by day

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Note: Scale for deaths chart is adjusted from cases chart to display trend.

The New York Times has found that official tallies in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries have undercounted deaths during the coronavirus outbreak because of limited testing availability.

Where You Can Find More Information

Read more about the new virus variant pummeling Britain and how British scientists discovered it, as well as the strain on healthcare workers to fend off the latest outbreak.

Here is where you can find more detailed information:

Guidelines and essential information from the government include information for residents of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and they note new developments and coronavirus services.

Case counts and regional breakdowns are updated regularly by Public Health England.

Estimates of how quickly the outbreak is growing and how many people have been infected, from Researchers at Imperial College London, along with other research.

Possible long-term effects to the economy and society, from the Office For National Statistics.

A list of travel instructions for British passport holders, including essential documents like an emergency travel certificate, from The Foreign and Commonwealth Office. However, the department strongly advises against any non-essential travel worldwide due to “unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions.”

About the data

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

July 2: Health authorities changed their methodology to avoid double-counting positive cases. This change, along with a historical revision of data, resulted in a decrease of more than 30,000 cases in the cumulative case total for the U.K.

Oct. 3: U.K. officials added 15,841 cases on Oct. 3 and 4 after resolving a technical issue that affected cases from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.

Starting June 18, data for Scotland will include testing results from the U.K. Government’s Regional Testing Centres, in addition to data from NHS Laboratories. Scotland did not update data between June 15-17 while preparing this change.

On Aug. 12, health authorities changed their methodology for counting Covid-19 deaths, lowering the overall death toll in the United Kingdom by more than 5,000. The data on this page has been revised to reflect the updated methodology. Data for deaths in England’s local areas was also removed and is reported on this page as of Aug. 12.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.