Last Updated: 10th August
UK New Infections and Deaths by Day
Breakdown by Country
Daily Increase by Region
UK Tests Conducted by Day
UK Total Tests Conducted
UK Percentage of Tests Positive
7 day average
7 day average from 1 week ago
7 day average from 2 weeks ago
Current ‘R’ Numbers
Currently in Hospital by Day and Country
7 Day Average of New Tests Conducted by Country
Increases by Country (per 1m population)
Regional / Local Authority Breakdown
Alternative Death Counts by Country
Deaths by Week and Country
UK Deaths by Age and Gender
UK Excess Deaths by Week
UK Deaths from All Causes, 2015 – Present
New Daily Infections / Deaths by Country (per 1m Population)
Weekly Increases per Country
Worldwide Increases by Week
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Me! I’m John, a 25-year-old student and Cat lover at the University of the Highlands and Islands. I started tracking the Scottish Coronavirus (COVID-19) data in a spreadsheet out of interest, which eventually led to me making a web page for it. Then a few months later, I made one for the UK too!
Rather than buying a new domain to host it, I just added them to my ‘Travelling Tabby’ website. This is a travel blog, and has absolutely nothing to do with the Coronavirus. Still, feel free to look around!
The blog hasn’t got much on it yet, and I’ve not had any time for it recently. But you can still check out the destination pages to get some ideas for places to visit in the future, whether that is in the UK or abroad!
Yeah! I routinely post different types of charts and comparisons on Twitter!
Also, Here is a link to the spreadsheet I use. Feel free to download a copy! It’s not very well laid out, and I’m normally messing around with something in it.. so if you see any random numbers just ignore them!
There’s not much ‘new’ data on there, it is just the current stuff on this page and a lot of historical data. But I’m sure some people will have a use for it 🙂
Sorry! A lot of people have this issue, and I have no idea what is causing it. My only suggestion would be to try viewing the page on another browser, as it just seems to be Firefox on Mac that doesn’t work. If you can, try to refresh your cache and see if it works better after that!
It’s a WordPress site, built with Elementor. That covers most of the page, but all the graphs/charts/tables are embeds from a range of different places!
These are Datawrapper, Flourish, and Everviz. The Datawrapper and Flourish charts will mention their name in the footer, and if there’s no mention, it is an Everviz chart. Oh, and the maps are made with the MapSVG plugin!
I’d be happy to answer any other questions about it, but it is quite simple. A lot of manual data entry!
Additional Information / Clarifications
The government isn’t currently telling us the number of active/recovered patients, probably because it would be a pain to bring everyone who has tested positive back in for a follow-up test. However, it is possible to make an estimate, as the majority of people will recover from the disease within 4 weeks.
I understand that this won’t be completely accurate, so please don’t quote the recovery numbers as fact, but they should still give us a good idea of where we currently stand!
To find the current number of recovered cases, I use the following methods:
Basically, we get daily death figures from the Scottish/Welsh/N. Ireland/UK governments, which are the number of confirmed deaths from Coronavirus. These are deaths where the deceased had tested positive for Coronavirus. These numbers are used for the total number of deaths, country comparisons, etc.
However, ONS put out a report, once a week, which includes all deaths where Coronavirus was confirmed or suspected/presumed. These numbers are therefore higher than the government ones. This report also breaks the deaths down into more detail, telling us the age, sex, and region of the deceased. The government numbers do not give us any additional information.
So the charts which break deaths down by region, age, or sex, are using the ONS total number of deaths. These charts will be updated once a week on Tuesday when the new report is released.
Sorry if this causes any confusion, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about it! But I’ll try to add a footnote to each chart which is using ONS figures for deaths.
These let people see how the UK is doing to some other countries around the world! Just bear in mind that making direct comparisons between countries like this has a lot of issues. Different countries, even inside the UK, will do things differently.
The number of infections will directly relate to how aggressive the country is on testing – a country that carries out more tests will have more infections, also resulting in a lower fatality rate. Some countries also record deaths differently.
There’s really no perfect way to compare countries, but the growth chart and comparison table at least give us a look at how things are in a general sense!
Some notes on specific countries:
Also, different countries tend to go backwards and backdate new infections/deaths to different dates. It would be too much work for me to constantly do this, so historical data for other countries may not always match the official numbers. The current total will always be correct though!
Local authority data is great, but it’s not always completely accurate. It requires a postcode from the infected, and these aren’t always easily obtained. The figures seem to fluctuate a lot, and negative figures aren’t uncommon. The sum of the local authority cases will not match the UK totals for this reason, but they’ll still be mostly accurate and a good indication of where the new infections are occurring.
I get the data for the local authorities from two different sources. The infection data from gov.uk, and the death data from ONS. The issue is that gov.uk and ONS use different local authority ‘lists’, so the areas don’t always match up. And to make things even more confusing, those areas they use don’t quite match up with the map I use either!
Most regions are fine, and will include both deaths and infections as normal. But there are a few odd areas which I’ll mention below:
‘Aylesbury Vale’, ‘South Bucks’, and ‘Wycombe’ do not have any death data, but they do have infection data. Their death data is all merged together into ‘Buckinghamshire’. And ‘Buckinghamshire’ does not have any infection data, as it is spread out across the previously mentioned regions.
‘Cornwall’ and ‘Isles of Scilly’ have their infection data combined into ‘Cornwall’. As a result, the ‘Isles of Scilly’ region has no infection data. Although both regions do have their own death data.
‘Hackney’ and ‘City of London’ have their infection data combined into ‘Hackney’. As a result, the ‘City of London’ region has no infection data. Although both regions do have their own death data.
Sorry for any confusion with this! With data coming in from so many sources, with varying definitions, and always being backdated and changed, it’s hard to keep on top of! But here’s an explanation for some of the more obvious differences.
The testing data on my page is using processed antigen tests only, it’s not counting antibody/research tests, or tests which are only sent out in the mail. You can see more on the UK wide test data here.
The death data on my page is using the current totals for the 4 nations. The official UK total uses the current England/Wales figures, and yesterdays Scotland/N. Ireland figures. This will sometimes cause small differences.
The infection increases on my page are showing the differences between yesterday’s reported total, and todays total. Sometimes infections will be backdated to previous dates, but it’s too much work for me to keep on top of this, so I just go with the daily reported figures. So if you compare my historical data to the official historical data, they might not match up exactly.
The local authority/regional totals will rarely ever sum up to match the national total. This is caused by missing location data, and numbers constantly being adjusted.
Northern Ireland don’t release any data over the weekend, so you’ll not see any updates for them on Saturday/Sunday. On Monday their data will be backdated over the weekend, but their local authority increases won’t be updated until Tuesday again.
That should explain most of it! But then again I could have just made a typo, so feel free to let me know if you think something isn’t correct!
The data on this page is mostly obtained from official sources, and it is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, I am only human! I sometimes make miscalculations, or typos. Don’t always take the information on this page as fact and base decisions off it.
All the sources are listed above, as is the spreadsheet I make all my calculations in, so feel free to double check the data and let me know if you think something isn’t correct!
This website is not associated with the UK government, NHS, or any other organization. It is just run by an individual.