United Kingdom Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in the United Kingdom: Latest Map and Case Count

Because of a change in reporting methods in May 2022, case and death data are no longer reported in Northern Ireland.

New reported cases

Feb. 2020
Aug.
Feb. 2021
Aug.
Feb. 2022
Aug.
50,000
100,000
150,000 cases
7–day average
7,271
Daily Avg. on Oct. 1 Per 100,000 14-Day Change
Cases 7,271 11 +65%
Deaths 57 <1 –13%
About this data Source: Data for the United Kingdom comes from the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland and the Chief Medical Officer Directorate. Population data from U.K. Data Service Census Support. The Office for National Statistics also produces a weekly report on the number of deaths 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. Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Hot spots

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
10
30
50
70
100
250
Few or no cases
Missing data
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated

76%

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About this data Source: Vaccination data is based on government reports and is provided by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Data is based on reports at the time of publication.

Latest trends

  • An average of 7,271 cases per day were reported in United Kingdom in the last week. Cases have increased by 65 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have decreased by 13 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 23,672,852 reported cases. At least 1 in 351 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 190,317 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while January 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in the United Kingdom.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated

76%

See more details ›

About this data Source: Vaccination data is based on government reports and is provided by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Data is based on reports at the time of publication.

Latest trends

  • An average of 7,271 cases per day were reported in United Kingdom in the last week. Cases have increased by 65 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have decreased by 13 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 23,672,852 reported cases. At least 1 in 351 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 190,317 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while January 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in the United Kingdom.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

Latest trends by country and local area

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.

Cases
Daily Avg.
Per
100,000
14-day
change
Deaths
Daily Avg.
Per
100,000
EnglandEngland6,687 12
+73% cases trajectory last two weeks
56.4 0.10
Plymouth47 18
+143% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.6 0.22
Devon134 18
+101% cases trajectory last two weeks
1.1 0.15
Hampshire231 18
+68% cases trajectory last two weeks
1.4 0.11
Northumberland55 18
+95% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.1 0.05
North Somerset35 17
+83% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.1 0.07
Southampton41 17
+73% cases trajectory last two weeks
0
East Sussex91 17
+128% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.7 0.14
Nottinghamshire133 17
+50% cases trajectory last two weeks
1.0 0.13
Stoke-on-Trent42 17
+53% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.3 0.11
Dorset61 17
+69% cases trajectory last two weeks
1.1 0.31
About this data Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.

Latest trends by town

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.

Cases
Daily Avg.
Per
100,000
14-day
change
Deaths
Daily Avg.
Per
100,000
Gateshead39 19
+102% cases trajectory last two weeks
0
Doncaster51 17
+172% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.6 0.19
Barnsley36 15
+103% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.1 0.06
Sunderland42 15
+65% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.4 0.16
North Tyneside30 15
+83% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.1 0.07
Sheffield82 15
+88% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.6 0.10
Rotherham38 15
+94% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.6 0.22
Wirral45 14
+59% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.3 0.09
Newcastle upon Tyne37 13
+83% cases trajectory last two weeks
0
Coventry41 13
+91% cases trajectory last two weeks
0.7 0.23
About this data Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. All-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020 to present.

How trends have changed in the United Kingdom

New reported cases by day
Feb. 2020
Aug.
Feb. 2021
Aug.
Feb. 2022
Aug.
50,000
100,000
150,000 cases
7–day average
7,271
New reported deaths by day
Feb. 2020
Aug.
Feb. 2021
Aug.
Feb. 2022
Aug.
500
1,000 deaths
7–day average
57
About this data Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days.

About the data

Data for the United Kingdom comes from the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland and the Chief Medical Officer Directorate. Population data from U.K. Data Service Census Support. The Office for National Statistics also produces a weekly report on the number of deaths 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.

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

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • April 6, 2022: England added a backlog of 2,714 deaths that was not previously reported due to a processing error.
  • Feb. 1, 2022: England changed their death calculations to include deaths following reinfections.
  • Jan. 31, 2022: England changed their case calculations to include reinfections from earlier in the pandemic.
  • Dec. 25, 2021 to Dec. 26, 2021: The United Kingdom did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • May 18, 2021: Officials removed 4,776 cases from historical data because of a system issue.
  • 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.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

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. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Penn Bullock, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

Data for the United Kingdom comes from the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland and the Chief Medical Officer Directorate. Population data from U.K. Data Service Census Support. The Office for National Statistics also produces a weekly report on the number of deaths 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.

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

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • April 6, 2022: England added a backlog of 2,714 deaths that was not previously reported due to a processing error.
  • Feb. 1, 2022: England changed their death calculations to include deaths following reinfections.
  • Jan. 31, 2022: England changed their case calculations to include reinfections from earlier in the pandemic.
  • Dec. 25, 2021 to Dec. 26, 2021: The United Kingdom did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • May 18, 2021: Officials removed 4,776 cases from historical data because of a system issue.
  • 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.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

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. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.