United Kingdom Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On April 18 14-day change
Cases 4.3 million 1,882 –32%
Deaths 127,270 10 –25%

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14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

There have been at least 4,387,800 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, according to Public Health England. As of Sunday evening, 127,270 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

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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:

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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+ Northern Ireland 119,032 6,573 2,135 118 109 6 0.9 0.05
+ Scotland 223,682 4,113 7,642 141 246 5 1.7 0.03
+ England 3,834,283 6,850 111,955 200 2,162 4 22.6 0.04
+ Wales 210,823 6,716 5,538 176 61 2 1.0 0.03

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 great divide in Britain's war on the coronavirus, how vaccines slash the rate of hospital admissions, and whether vaccines could blunt the epidemic in weeks.

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:

Oct. 3, 2020: The United Kingdom added 15,841 cases on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 after resolving a technical issue that affected cases from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.

July 2, 2020: The United Kingdom changed its 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.

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 from June 15 to June 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.