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Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?

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There have been 5.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 128,000 people have died, government figures show.

However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.

More than 46 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Government statistics show 128,896 people have now died, with 73 deaths reported in the latest 24-hour period. In total, 5,563,006 people have tested positive, up 44,104 in the latest 24-hour period. Latest figures show 4,658 people in hospital. In total, 46,388,744 people have received their first vaccination

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Find out how the pandemic has affected your area and how it compares with the national average:

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How many cases, vaccinations and deaths in my area?

Enter a full UK postcode or council name to find out

Source: NHS England, Public Health Wales, Public Health Scotland, dashboard. Wales updated weekly. England, Scotland and Northern Ireland updated weekdays.

What do these charts show?

Cases are people who have tested positive for coronavirus. Public health bodies may occasionally revise their case numbers up or down. Case rate by age only available for England. *The “average area” means the middle ranking council or local government district when ranked by cases per 100,000 people.
The case rate chart shows how many people have tested positive each day for every 100,000 people in that area. The dark blue line shows the average daily rate over the past seven days. This average helps to show whether cases are rising or falling. The case rate by age chart shows how many people have tested positive in each age group per 100,000 people. Steeper rises in older age groups are of more concern because older people are more likely to be badly affected by the virus and are more likely to need hospital care. The case rate by age shows a rate. This means the values for the two age groups cannot be added together to get the overall case rate in each area.
Source: UK public health bodies – updated weekdays.
Vaccines are data for first and second doses. England, Scotland and Wales data is by local authority, Northern Ireland is national data. In Scotland and Northern Ireland the percentage of adults (18+) vaccinated are calculated using the most recent mid-year population estimates from the national statistics agencies. In England the percentages of adults (18+) are calculated using the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS) database. Percentages in Wales use data from the Welsh Immunisation System. These data include people who have an NHS number and are currently alive. Areas will have different demographics which will affect how many people have been vaccinated. Caution should be taken when comparing areas. Source: UK public health bodies, dashboard – England, Scotland and Northern Ireland data updated weekdays, Wales data updated weekly.
Deaths are where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. The chart shows the number of deaths recorded each week per 100,000 people in that area. Covid deaths are in red, other deaths are in grey. The average is the monthly average of deaths in the last five years between 2014-2019. This average will continue to be used in 2021. Recording of deaths over Christmas and New Year was affected by the bank holidays – trends should be treated with caution.
Source: ONS, NRS and NISRA – data updated weekly.

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Steep rise in new daily cases

After declining substantially at the start of the year, the average number of daily confirmed cases has been rising sharply in recent weeks.

A further 44,104 confirmed cases in the UK were announced on Wednesday.

Chart showing that the number of daily cases is rising rapidly

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The rise in cases is being driven by the Delta variant, which spreads faster than the previously most common Kent variant (now named Alpha).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now lifted all legal restrictions in England but he has urged the public to remain cautious, saying the pandemic is not over.

Heath Secretary Sajid Javid has said that although cases will continue to rise, he did not believe that infection rates would put “unsustainable pressure on the NHS”.

Chart showing that infections are rising at a faster rate than they were in the autumn

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Recent data suggests that the vaccination programme has reduced hospital admissions and deaths, with a fewer than one in 1,000 infections now estimated to result in death – compared with one in 60 during last winter.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has said that while current hospitalisation rates are “not trivial” and are rising, they are “way below” those seen in previous waves.

Chart showing that hospital admissions are rising but much slower than they were last autumn

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It is thought the infection rate in the first peak of the virus in spring last year was much higher than was evident from the reported number of cases. Testing capacity was then too limited to detect the true number of daily cases.

The red areas on the map below show the places currently seeing the highest number of cases per 100,000 people.

You can use our postcode look-up to check what the rules are where you live.

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Vaccine rollout continuing

More than 46 million people – 88% of all UK adults – have now received a first dose of a vaccine and 36 million people, or 69% of all adults, have had a second.

Chart showing that more than 82m vaccine doses have been given across the UK

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In total, nearly 39 million people in England have had one vaccine dose.

In Scotland, nearly four million people have had their first shot, while the figure is approaching 2.3 million in Wales and 1.2 million in Northern Ireland.

Chart showing that the rollout of both vaccine doses has slowed recently

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Everyone over the age of 18 across the UK can now book a vaccine.

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Daily deaths now rising

There were 73 deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported on Wednesday.

Of those deaths, 63 were in England, seven were in Scotland, two were in Northern Ireland and one was in Wales.

Chart showing that the number of daily Covid deaths is starting to rise but remains low

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Rules were amended last summer to include deaths in the coronavirus total only if they occurred within 28 days of a positive test. Previously in England, all deaths after a positive test were included.

England has seen the majority of UK deaths from Covid-19. Using the 28-day cut-off, there have been more than 113,000.

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Hospital cases rising again

The most recent government figures show at least 4,658 people with coronavirus in hospital in the UK. That figure was about 3,600 a week ago.

Although numbers are now rising, they are still far below the peak of nearly 40,000 people back in January.

Chart showing that the number of patients in hospitals across the UK is rising

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Patient numbers are rising again in many areas now, albeit at different rates, as the chart below shows.

Chart showing that the North West and the North East and Yorkshire have the highest number of patients in hospitals

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Patient groups and hospital staff have warned that lives are being put at risk by the huge backlog of treatment left by the pandemic.

In-depth analysis by BBC News found nearly a third of hospitals have seen long waits increase, major disruption to cancer services and a fall in GP referrals and screening services.

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Death toll could be above 150,000

When looking at the overall death toll from coronavirus, official figures count deaths in three different ways, each giving a slightly different number.

First, government figures count people who died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus – and that total is now more than 128,000.

According to the latest ONS figures, the UK has now seen 153,000 deaths – that’s all those deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate even if the person had not been tested for the virus.

Chart showing the three ways of measuring UK deaths - government statistics count deaths within 28 days of a Covid test and that figure is now 128,896, death certificate mentions are now 153,070 and all deaths over and above normal measure 115,422

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The third measure counts all deaths over and above the usual number at the time of year – that figure was 115,422 by 9 July.

In total, there were 10,834 deaths registered in the week to 9 July, which was 6% above the five-year average.

Of the total deaths, 213 were related to coronavirus, 82 more than in the previous week.

There have now been more deaths involving Covid than “excess” deaths, which means non-Covid deaths must be below usual levels.

This could be because of a milder flu season – resulting from less travel and more social distancing – and because some people who might have died for other reasons had there been no pandemic, died of Covid.

Chart showing how the number of deaths each week since March 2020 compares to the average number of deaths recorded for that week over the previous five years.

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What is the R number?

The “R number” is the average number of people an infected person will pass the disease on to.

If R is below one, then the number of people contracting the disease will fall; if it is above one, the number will grow.

The government has said in the past that the R number is one of the most important factors in making policy decisions.

The latest R number estimate for England is 1.2 to 1.4, while for Scotland it is 1.1 to 1.4, for Wales it is 1.2 to 1.5 and for Northern Ireland it is 1.1 to 1.5.

Chart showing R number estimates for nations and regions

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