UK
Coronavirus Tracker

UK Coronavirus Tracker

Last Updated: 26th January

Page updated by 8pm each Thursday. Follow me on Twitter for any updates!

Page updated by 8pm each Thursday.

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Cases

24,273,188

+13,819 this week

Deaths

217,262

+1,059 this week

In Hospital

7,132

-927 this week

In ICU/Ventilation

137

-30 this week

These charts show the number of new cases and deaths in the UK each week. The chart shows the UK total by default, but you can select items on the legend to show a specific nation.

 

The case figures are based on the specimen date (the week the test was actually conducted, rather than just the week the result was reported), but the death figures are based on the registration date (the week the death was registered, and not when it actually occurred). There is typically a three-day gap between a death occurring and it being registered, however, this gap can be larger over bank holidays and especially over the Christmas/New years period (resulting in delayed reporting).

 

The exact definition has varied over time and varies by nation, but currently a new case is someone who has tested positive for the virus on a PCR or LFD test (other than in Wales, where it is based on PCR tests only). Reinfections are included. The data for Northern Ireland stopped being released in mid May 2022.

 

A Covid-19 death here is someone who has died with Covid-19 being specifically mentioned on their death certificate as an underlying or contributory cause of death. This differs from death counts seen elsewhere, which class a Covid-19 death as anyone who has died from any cause within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.

Cases
Deaths

This table shows the total number of cases/deaths for each nation since the beginning of the pandemic, how many new ones there have been this week, how that compares to last week, and also what the 12 week trend of each metric is.

 

On the 12 week trend, the most recent week is represented by the furthest right column, and the previous 11 weeks being represented by the columns to its left. It is not per capita, but should still show the trend in each nation.

 

The weekly case figure here is based on specimen date, and shows the week up to the most recent Friday. This is not available for Northern Ireland. The weekly death figure is based on registration date, and shows how many new deaths were registered in the week up to the second most recent Friday.

Weekly Increase by Region

New Cases
New Deaths

This chart shows the number of new vaccinations reported each week, split by first, second, and third dose (based on reporting date). Third doses include both boosters and 'third doses'. Unfortunately no UK wide data is available for doses after this (including for the winter 2022 booster).

 

Vaccinated with First Dose

53,973,016

+4,390 this week

That is 80.5% of the UK

Vaccinated with Second Dose

51,054,876

+7,545 this week

That is 76.2% of the UK

Vaccinated with Third Dose

40,747,254

+5,786 this week

That is 60.8% of the UK

This table shows the percentage of each part of the UK that has had their first, second, and third dose of the vaccine.

 

The figure is worked out by dividing all first, second, and third doses administered in each area, by the areas total population (not just the adult or eligible population).

 

The population figures are all based on the ONS Mid-2020 population estimates, so the figures here may appear to be a little different than they are on other dashboards that use different population figures. 

 

The third dose figure for Scotland has not been updated since the start of September. Additionally, the third dose figure for Northern Ireland appears to include winter 2022 doses, so may be higher than reality.

These charts show the number of new cases and deaths in each nation each week, per 100k population.

 

The case figures are based on the specimen date (the week the test was actually conducted, rather than just the week the result was reported), but the death figures are based on the registration date (the week the death was registered, and not when it actually occurred). There is typically a three-day gap between a death occurring and it being registered, however, this gap can be larger over bank holidays and especially over the Christmas/New years period (resulting in delayed reporting).

 

The exact definition has varied over time and varies by nation, but currently a new case is someone who has tested positive for the virus on a PCR or LFD test (other than in Wales, where it is based on PCR tests only). Reinfections are included. The data for Northern Ireland stopped being released in mid May 2022. The figures for Wales since the start of 2022 have been unrealistically low in comparison to the rest of the UK, as they do not include LFD tests in their data.

 

A Covid-19 death is someone who has died with Covid-19 being specifically mentioned on their death certificate as an underlying or contributory cause of death. This differs from death counts seen elsewhere, which class a Covid-19 death as anyone who has died from any cause within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.

Cases
Deaths

This chart is based on specimen date, and shows the number of new cases in each English age group over the past 7 days, per 100k population. You can use the buttons to switch between a view of the past 30 days or 90 days. 

This chart is based on specimen date, and shows the number of new cases in each English age group over the past 7 days, per 100k population. You can use the buttons to switch between a view of the past 30 days or 90 days. 

This chart shows the number of cases reported in each English age group this week, and in total. You can use the drop-down menu to switch between these, and to switch between the actual and per 100k population figures.

 

The 'New This Week' figure is based on specimen date, and shows the number of new cases identified in the week up to the most recent Friday.

 

The figures here might not match the national totals due to missing age data.

This chart shows the number of people who are admitted to hospital each week with Covid-19 in England. A Covid-19 hospital admission is anyone admitted to hospital who has either tested positive for the virus in the 14 days before admission, or has tested positive during their stay in hospital. The figures here are based on the date of admission, and not just the reported date.

In Hospital

This chart shows the total number of people in hospital throughout the UK each day with Covid-19. You can select a column to see that days figures in more detail, and also deselect one or more nations in the legend to just see the figures for the nations you want.

 

Each nation may have slightly different definitions for what a covid patient is, but generally, it will be someone who has tested positive for the virus shortly before admission or during their stay in hospital. 

 

 

In ICU/Ventilation

This chart shows the total number of people in ICU/Ventilation throughout the UK each day with Covid-19. You can select a column to see that days figures in more detail, and also deselect one or more nations in the legend to just see the figures for the nations you want.

 

Each nation may have slightly different definitions for what a covid patient is, but generally, it will be someone who has tested positive for the virus shortly before admission or during their stay in hospital. In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, this figure refers to the number of covid patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds. In Scotland, this figure refers to the number of people currently in ICU.

 

The Northern Ireland data stopped being updated in May 2022.

In Hospital
In ICU/Ventilation

These charts show the total number of covid deaths since the beginning of the pandemic by age group and sex.

 

You can use the toggle button to view the deaths in the latest week only, and you can also use the buttons to switch between the total and per 100k population figures. When looking at the charts, you can deselect one of the sexes on the legend to view the figures for just Males or Females (or to just view the combined figures on the per 100k population chart).

 

It is worth noting that in the older age groups, there are more Females than Males. 

Cumulative Total
New This Week

This chart gives an insight into the number of excess deaths caused by Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and in each individual year.

 

The 'all causes' column shows the total number of deaths each year from all causes. The 'expected' column shows the total number of expected deaths during that same timeframe, based on the average number of deaths over the past five years.

 

The 'excess' death figure shows the difference between the 'all causes' and 'expected' figures.. e.g, how many more deaths did we have than expected? And then the 'Covid-19' figure shows how many covid deaths were recorded during those years too.

 

The figures for 2020 only includes the start of the pandemic onwards, and the figures for 2023 only include the figures up to the current week.

This chart shows the number of excess deaths in the UK each week since the start of 2020. This basically means how many more (or less) deaths have we seen each week, from all causes, than the average number of deaths we saw during the same week over the past five years.

 

In 2020 and 2021, the five year average was 2015 - 2019. In 2022, it was 2016 - 2021 (excluding 2020), and in 2023 it is 2017 - 2022 (excluding 2020). The year 2020 is excluded in the two most recent years, as the abnormality of that year throws off the average, and makes it difficult to see how 2022 and 2023 actually compare to an average year. You can read more about the excess death methodology from the NRS here

 

The figures are based on the date of the registration of the death, and as many registration offices are closed during bank holidays and public holidays, the figures around these weeks may appear off. This is most noticeable in the Christmas/New Year period. 

This chart shows the total number of deaths we've seen in the UK during each week of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, from all causes, and compares these with the average number of deaths we saw during the same weeks between 2015 and 2019. The grey line shows the average number of weekly deaths between 2015 and 2019, and the grey shaded area shows the range where each of the deaths for those weeks fell into. I.e., the normal range.

 

The idea with this chart is that we can see if there has been any noticeable increase in deaths throughout the pandemic, compared to what we would have expected to see during the same timeframe in a normal year. While this is not the most accurate count of Covid deaths, looking at excess deaths can help visualise just how much of an impact the virus had, particularly during the first wave.

 

The figures are based on the date of the registration of the death, and as many registration offices are closed during bank holidays and public holidays, the figures around these weeks may appear off. This is most noticeable in the Christmas/New Year period.

This chart shows the total number of deaths we've seen in the UK during each week of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, from all causes, and compares these with the average number of deaths we saw during the same weeks between 2015 and 2019. The grey line shows the average number of weekly deaths between 2015 and 2019, and the grey shaded area shows the range where each of the deaths for those weeks fell into. I.e., the normal range.

 

The idea with this chart is that we can see if there has been any noticeable increase in deaths throughout the pandemic, compared to what we would have expected to see during the same timeframe in a normal year. While this is not the most accurate count of Covid deaths, looking at excess deaths can help visualise just how much of an impact the virus had, particularly during the first wave.

 

The figures are based on the date of the registration of the death, and as many registration offices are closed during bank holidays and public holidays, the figures around these weeks may appear off. This is most noticeable in the Christmas/New Year period.

This chart shows the trend of cases, deaths, hospital admissions, ICU/ventilation inpatients, tests, and the percentage of the population estimated to currently have Covid-19 throughout the course of the entire pandemic. The data is based on specimen date, date of death, and date of admission, so the figures here accurately reflect what was going on at each point of the pandemic.

 

Each metric is shown on its own scale, so they are not directly comparable to each other in that sense, however, they can be compared to each other to see how the relationship between each metric changed over the course of the pandemic. For each metric the '100%' mark is set at the peak in January 2021. For example, if we were having 500 deaths a day at the peak in January 2021, this would be the 100% level.. then if we started to have 2000 deaths a day later in the pandemic, this would be shown at the 400% level, and if we started to have 250 deaths a day, this would be shown at the 50% level. 

 

This should let us see how things changed after that January 2021 as a result of the vaccine rollout. For example, at the peak of the second wave in January 2021, we were averaging around 60,000 new cases and 1300 new deaths a day. In July 2021 another wave hit, and we peaked at around 49,000 cases a day (around 80% of the January 2021 peak). If nothing changed, then during that wave we would also have expected to see around 80% of the deaths we saw in January 2021, which would be around 1040 deaths a day. Thankfully the successful rollout of the vaccine meant that this was not the case, and the relationship between cases and deaths/hospitalisations was much weaker! At the peak of the July 2021 wave, we were seeing around 150 deaths a day.

 

You can add/remove metrics by selecting them on the legend. Also, you can hover over a specific day on the chart to see more detailed figures for each metric that day. For some metrics no UK wide data is available, so these just show the England figures.

This chart shows the trend of cases, deaths, hospital admissions, ICU/ventilation inpatients, tests, and the percentage of the population estimated to currently have Covid-19 throughout the course of the entire pandemic. The data is based on specimen date, date of death, and date of admission, so the figures here accurately reflect what was going on at each point of the pandemic.

 

Each metric is shown on its own scale, so they are not directly comparable to each other in that sense, however, they can be compared to each other to see how the relationship between each metric changed over the course of the pandemic. For each metric the '100%' mark is set at the peak in January 2021. For example, if we were having 500 deaths a day at the peak in January 2021, this would be the 100% level.. then if we started to have 2000 deaths a day later in the pandemic, this would be shown at the 400% level, and if we started to have 250 deaths a day, this would be shown at the 50% level. 

 

This should let us see how things changed after that January 2021 as a result of the vaccine rollout. For example, at the peak of the second wave in January 2021, we were averaging around 60,000 new cases and 1300 new deaths a day. In July 2021 another wave hit, and we peaked at around 49,000 cases a day (around 80% of the January 2021 peak). If nothing changed, then during that wave we would also have expected to see around 80% of the deaths we saw in January 2021, which would be around 1040 deaths a day. Thankfully the successful rollout of the vaccine meant that this was not the case, and the relationship between cases and deaths/hospitalisations was much weaker! At the peak of the July 2021 wave, we were seeing around 150 deaths a day.

 

You can add/remove metrics by selecting them on the legend. Also, you can hover over a specific day on the chart to see more detailed figures for each metric that day. For some metrics no UK wide data is available, so these just show the England figures.

The international data shown here is sourced from Our World in Data, whereas the figures for the UK are from the UK Government. The dates aren't exactly the same (the international 'This Week' figure is based on reporting date, whereas for the UK it is based on specimen date), but they should still be close enough to compare recent trends.

 

You can select a column heading to sort the table by that column, and also use the search bar to find one or more specific countries. There are also a number of filters you can put into the search bar, including: world (continent and worldwide figures), country (countries only). million (countries with over a million population only), G7 or G20 (countries in the G7 or G20), european union (countries in the EU), and you can also enter the name of a continent to show the countries within it only. You can combine this continent filter with the million filter, by typing something like 'europe million' to show European countries with over a million population only.

 

Please note that as of late 2022, the amount of data still being released across the world is a lot more limited than it once was. The figures shown here are unlikely to be reflective of the true situations in many countries.

 

 

Basic

This table gives a basic overview of the covid situation in each country across the planet. Just bear in mind that testing levels and the accuracy of death reporting will vary a lot between countries, so comparisons made here should be taken with caution.

 

The 12 week trend shows the number of new cases and deaths reported in each country over the past 12 weeks, with the most recent week (furthest right column) showing the latest weekly increase. These figures are not per capita, and should just be used to see what trend each individual country is on.

 

 

Detailed

This table gives a much more detailed overview of the covid situation in each country. For cases, deaths, and vaccine doses administered, you will be able to see the total figure for each country and the weekly increase (except for vaccinations), both in whole numbers and per 100k population. There is also a 'Change from Last Week' column which shows whether these figures are increasing or decreasing in each country, and by how much.

 

As the international figures are based on reporting date, they are susceptible to reporting issues. For example, one country might not report any new cases for a few weeks, and then will report a ton of them at once. So if you see a country reporting a seemingly huge number for the week, then this might not be true to reality.

 

Country Information

This section gives some random information about each country, including their population, land size, median age, and GDP Per Capita. All of these factors may have affected how the pandemic played out in each country, so I thought they would be interesting to include!

 

Cases

This section gives a detailed overview of cases. The number of cases being reported in each country will be heavily influenced by how many tests a country is doing. No testing data is included here as the definitions for these vary too must to reasonably compare (some countries count PCR tests only, whereas others will include Lateral Flow tests too). Some countries also include reinfections, whereas others do not.

 

Deaths

This section gives a detailed overview of deaths. Different countries count deaths in different ways. Some countries will only count deaths with a recently confirmed test, whereas others will include deaths where the deceased was suspected of having the virus. Other countries might just not be too good at reporting deaths altogether.

 

Vaccine Doses Administered

This section gives a detailed overview of vaccinations administered (first, second, and booster combined).

 

People / Percent Vaccinated

This section gives an overview of how many people in each area are partially vaccinated, fully vaccinated, and completely unvaccinated. Being partially vaccinated means having had one dose of a two dose vaccine (such as Pfizer or AstraZeneca), and being fully vaccinated means having had both doses, or having had one dose of a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson. It is not possible to show the percentage of each country that has had a booster dose, as an individual may have had more than one booster dose. 

 

Share of Earths...

This section gives a little glimpse of each countries share of Earths total figures. It's not too useful, but I thought it would still be interesting to include! Just bear in mind that these figures will probably be influenced more by a countries economy than their population size. Richer countries can afford to test more, and are probably better at recording and releasing their data. They will also have been able to purchase more doses of the vaccine.

Basic
Detailed

These tables show the number of new cases and deaths in each country over the past week, both in total and per 100k population. The international data is sourced from Our World in Data, whereas the figures for the UK are from the UK Government. The dates aren't exactly the same (the international figure is based on reporting date, whereas the UK is based on specimen date), but they should still be close enough to compare recent trends.

 

You can use the search bar to find one or more specific countries, or to filter by continent. You can also search for 'G7', 'G20', and 'European Union' to show countries in those groups only. Countries with a population of under 300,000 are not included here, but you can see the information for those countries on the detailed 'Country and Continent Comparison Table' on this page.

 

Caution should be taken when making comparisons, as different countries test for the virus at different levels, and some countries are better at recording covid deaths than others. Additionally, please note that as of late 2022, the amount of data still being released across the world is a lot more limited than it once was. The figures shown here are unlikely to be reflective of the true situations in many countries.

Cases
Deaths

These two charts show the trend of new cases and deaths in each country / region each week since the beginning of the pandemic. The international data is sourced from Our World in Data, whereas the figures for the UK are from the UK Government. The dates aren't exactly the same (the international figure is based on reporting date, whereas for the UK it is based on specimen date), but they should still be close enough to compare trends.

 

You can use the buttons at the top of the chart to switch between viewing the entire pandemic, or the past 6 months specifically. You can also use the search bar to show up to 6 countries (you can also display figures for each continent, the EU, and the world).

 

Caution should be taken when making comparisons, as different countries test for the virus at different levels, and some countries are better at recording covid deaths than others. Additionally, please note that as of late 2022, the amount of data still being released across the world is a lot more limited than it once was. The figures shown here are unlikely to be reflective of the true situations in many countries.

Cases
Deaths

This chart shows the number of new cases in each country this week (per 100k population), and how much this has changed from a week ago. The line in the middle represents a 0% change. Any countries to the left of that line have falling case rates, and any countries to the right of it have rising case rates. The higher up a country is, the more cases (per 100k population) it is having.

 

The international data shown here is sourced from Our World in Data, whereas the figures for the UK are from the UK Government. The dates aren't exactly the same (the international figure is based on reporting date, whereas for the UK it is based on specimen date), but they should still be close enough to compare recent trends.

 

Countries with a population of under 300,000 are not included in this chart, and neither are any countries with a weekly case rate of under 10 new cases per 100k population. You can select the name of a continent in the legend to only show countries in that continent, and also use the buttons at the top to show all countries, large countries (population over 10 million), or small countries (population under 10 million). The dots are based on population size, however, India and China have been scaled down a little for display purposes. The case scale is logarithmic.

 

Caution should be taken when making comparisons, as different countries test for the virus at different levels. Additionally, please note that as of late 2022, the amount of data still being released across the world is a lot more limited than it once was. The figures shown here are unlikely to be reflective of the true situations in many countries.

This chart shows the number of new cases in each country this week (per 100k population), and how much this has changed from a week ago. The line in the middle represents a 0% change. Any countries to the left of that line have falling case rates, and any countries to the right of it have rising case rates. The higher up a country is, the more cases (per 100k population) it is having.

 

The international data shown here is sourced from Our World in Data, whereas the figures for the UK are from the UK Government. The dates aren't exactly the same (the international figure is based on reporting date, whereas for the UK it is based on specimen date), but they should still be close enough to compare recent trends.

 

Countries with a population of under 300,000 are not included in this chart, and neither are any countries with a weekly case rate of under 10 new cases per 100k population. You can select the name of a continent in the legend to only show countries in that continent, and also use the buttons at the top to show all countries, large countries (population over 10 million), or small countries (population under 10 million). The dots are based on population size, however, India and China have been scaled down a little for display purposes. The case scale is logarithmic.

 

Caution should be taken when making comparisons, as different countries test for the virus at different levels. Additionally, please note that as of late 2022, the amount of data still being released across the world is a lot more limited than it once was. The figures shown here are unlikely to be reflective of the true situations in many countries.

This map shows the total number of vaccination doses administered in each country, per resident (or in other words, per 1 population). You can hover over/select a country to see more information, or zoom into the map to see specific figures as labels. 

 

The figure will be the sum of first, second, and booster doses, although please note that not all countries report reliable vaccination data. This is especially true when looking at the booster dose data. Some countries may not report any booster dose figures, and others might only report first boosters but not any after that (such as the UK).

 

If a country has administered 1 dose per resident, that means that it has administered enough vaccines to have given everyone a dose. E.g, a country of 5 million people administering 5 million doses. That doesn't mean all 5 million people have had a dose, as many people will have had two or more doses, and a lot will not have had any at all. But a country having a high doses per resident figure suggests that they are vaccinating their population well, and are having a good booster dose rollout too.

 

The tooltip on the map also shows the percentage of each country that is fully vaccinated. Being fully vaccinated means having had the initial two doses of the vaccine, or having had one dose of a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson. It is not possible to show the percentage of people that have had a booster on top of being fully vaccinated.

 

Not all countries are displayed on the map.

This table shows the total number of vaccination doses administered in each country/continent, both in total and per resident (or in other words, per 1 population).

 

The figure will be the sum of first, second, and booster doses, although please note that not all countries report reliable vaccination data. This is especially true when looking at the booster dose data. Some countries may not report any booster dose figures, and others might only report first boosters but not any after that (like the UK).

 

If a country has administered 1 dose per resident, that means that it has administered enough vaccines to have given everyone a dose. E.g, a country of 5 million people administering 5 million doses. That doesn't mean all 5 million people have had a dose, as many people will have had two or more doses, and a lot will not have had any at all. But a country having a high doses per resident figure suggests that they are vaccinating their population well, and are having a good booster dose rollout too.

 

You can use the search bar to find one or more specific countries, or to filter by continent. You can also search for 'G7', 'G20', and 'European Union' to show countries in those groups only. To only see UK countries, type 'GB', and to only see the continents, type 'World'.

 

Countries with a population of under 300,000 are not included here, but you can see the information for those countries on the detailed 'Country and Continent Comparison Table' on this page.

This chart shows what percentage of the total population in a range of areas are currently unvaccinated, are only partially vaccinated, and are fully vaccinated with a Covid-19 Vaccine.

 

Being partially vaccinated means only having one dose of a two dose vaccine (such as Pfizer or AstraZeneca), and being fully vaccinated means only having both doses, or having had a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson.

 

It is not possible to show the percentage of each country that has had a booster dose, as an individual may have had more than one booster dose.

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F.A.Q

Me! I’m John, a 27-year-old Cat lover and former student at the University of the Highlands and Islands (Argyll College). I started tracking the Scottish Coronavirus (Covid-19) data in a spreadsheet out of interest, which eventually led to me making this page.

Rather than buying a new domain to host it, I just added it to my ‘Travelling Tabby’ website. This is a travel blog, and has absolutely nothing to do with the Coronavirus. But still, feel free to look around if you want! (although there isn’t much on the blog, as most of my free time since the start of 2020 has been spent on this page)

If you need to contact me, you can use the contact form on this page, or email me at [email protected]

Loads! Here are some of them (Please be aware that as we move closer to the end of the pandemic, many of these sources have stopped releasing data:):

Scotland Coronavirus Tracker – Another page by me, keeping track of more Scotland specific data

Worldometers – Worldwide Data in an easy table format

WHO – Worldwide Data with an attractive design

Our World in Data – A large website with heaps of data on the pandemic across the world

NYT – Great for USA Data

Public Health Scotland – The official Scottish dashboard, with some additional figures on there 

Scot Gov Impact Dashboard – An interesting dashboard looking at the effects of the pandemic throughout Scotland (indirect health impacts, economic impacts, societal impacts, etc)

Public Health Wales – The official Welsh dashboard, with some additional figures on there 

CoronavirusCymru – An easy to read website covering all of the Welsh figures 

Portal Covid-19 Cymru – Another Welsh dashboard, providing some additional figures (including very local area figures)

Department of Health – The official Northern Ireland dashboard, with some additional figures on there (a separate page for Northern Irelands vaccine figures is here)

UK Government – The official UK dashboard, with some additional figures on there (their interactive map here is especially nice, and it allows you to see very local English figures)

@LawrenceGilder – A Twitter account that provides an easy to read yet comprehensive daily Covid-19 update for the UK

Covid-19 Risk – A neat website that lets you calculate the level of risk involved in attending an event in your area, based on recent case rates

ZOE – An app that allows users to report Covid-19 symptoms, and from that, estimates the current prevalence of the virus across the UK

Yeah! I occasionally post different types of charts and comparisons on Twitter!

Also, here is a link to the spreadsheet I useFeel free to download a copy. It is a bit of a mess, but it could be useful if you were looking for some raw data. 

Here is a list of all the official pages involving Coronavirus figures for the UK (that I know of). If you know of any more which you think should be included, please let me know! Please be aware that as we move closer to the end of the pandemic, many of these sources have stopped releasing data:

UK / England

UK Gov – A page looking at the UK covid wide data. It includes a ton of information on cases, deaths, testing hospitalizations, and vaccinations

UK Gov Weekly R Number – A page that provides the most recent R number and growth rate for England and the English regions 

ONS Weekly Infection Survey – A weekly report that looks at covid rates throughout the UK, and estimates the total number of people who currently have the virus. 

ONS Weekly Death Reports – Another weekly report looking at all deaths throughout the UK. Additional detailed figures are included for England and Wales, covering deaths by location, excess deaths, and more. (for the Scotland/N. Ireland version of this, look for the NRS and NISRA reports)

ONS Monthly Long Covid Study – A monthly report that looks at the prevalence of Long Covid throughout the UK. 

ONS Additional Insights – A weekly dashboard that keeps track of various metrics across the UK, such as cases, hospitalizations, vaccinations, antibodies, well-being, lifestyle, work, and more.

COG-UK – A neat website that keeps track of which variants of the virus which are currently active throughout the UK.

NHS England – Detailed figures for English hospital activity, deaths, and vaccinations.

NHS Test & Trace – Figures on the number of people being ‘pinged’

Scotland

NRS Weekly Death Report – A weekly report looking at deaths. Also includes extra information, like excess deaths, location of death, and age of death. Once a month a very detailed report comes out, looking at factors such as deprivation, pre existing conditions, and so forth.

PHS Weekly Report – A weekly report giving a good overview of the current Covid-19 situation in Scotland, taking multiple sources into account and providing additional information.

PHS Weekly Dashboard – A dashboard that is updated once a week, consisting of data included in the PHS weekly report above. 

PHS Wider Impacts Dashboard – A dashboard looking at a range of general health factors and how the pandemic has impacted them (primarily through comparisons to previous years). Such as total hospital appointments, A&E attendances, cancer diagnoses, and much more.

PHS Education Dashboard – A weekly dashboard looking at cases, testing, and hospital admissions in children and those working in the education sector. 

ScotGov Impact Dashboard – A weekly dashboard looking at covids impact throughout society. Includes stuff like public opinion polls, school attendance, crime rates, unemployment rate, and more. 

ScotGov Modelling the Pandemic – A weekly report which provides an update of the current R number, and covers other areas relating to the current prevalence of the virus in Scotland.

SEPA Wastewater Dashboard – A dashboard that analyses wastewater samples across Scotland and tracks how many traces of Covid-19 are being found in them.   

Wales

Public Health Wales – The official Welsh dashboard, including a wide range of figures surrounding the pandemic in Wales.

Welsh Government Weekly R Number –  A page listing weekly reports, in which an update of the most recent R number is included, plus some other figures. 

Northern Ireland

Department of Health – The official Northern Ireland dashboard, including a wide range of figures surrounding the pandemic in Northern Ireland.

Department of Health Weekly R Number – A page listing weekly reports, in which an update of the most recent R number is included, plus some other figures.  

HSC – A dashboard providing detailed figures of the vaccination rollout in Northern Ireland.

NISRA Weekly Death Report – Weekly death reports looking at deaths, and also including extra information, such as excess deaths, location of deaths, and so forth.

Sorry!

One issue might be that you’re using Firefox. This browser seems to break the page for a lot of people, 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 which has issues, on a range of devices.

If things in general aren’t updating, then it might just be that the page your browser is showing you hasn’t updated to show the most recent version. This seems to be an issue for only some people, for whatever reason. But if you view the page in private/incognito mode, then the issue should go away. 

It’s a WordPress site, built with Elementor. That covers most of the page, but all the graphs/charts/tables are embedded 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 non Datawrapper maps are made with MapSVG!

I’d be happy to answer any other questions about it, but it is quite simple. I’m not really any good at programming/automation, and I’m new to all of this, so it is mostly just a lot of copying/pasting to get the website updated.  

Additional Information / Clarifications

These let people see how the UK is doing in comparison to other countries around the world! Just bear in mind that making direct comparisons between countries like this is tricky to do, especially in a fair manner. Different countries, even inside the UK, will do things differently. 

The number of cases will directly relate to how aggressive the country is on testing – a country that carries out more tests will have more cases (some countries will record reinfections in their figures too, whereas others won’t). Countries will also record covid deaths very differently too.

There’s really no perfect way to compare countries, but the comparisons here at least give us a basic look at how things are!

Some notes on the international data you’ll see on the page:

  • The 7 day rates for the international data are based on reported date figures from Our World In Data, whereas the UK figures are based on specimen date figures from the UK gov. Both sets of figures should be fine to make comparisons between though, as they will still show recent trends, even if they don’t cover the exact same dates. 
  • Not all countries report vaccination data consistently, so you may see some funny figures with them. Like a country having no change for weeks, then a huge jump all of the sudden.
  • Some countries are using the J&J vaccine, which is only a single dose. For this reason, some countries first + second + third dose total may not match their total vaccination figure. (1 J&J vaccine would count as both a first and second dose)

The UK data comes from the UK Gov Dashboard, and the data for everywhere else comes from Our World in Data (OWID). There is a ton of data in there, so apologies if any issues pop up! It is a lot for me to check each day manually. But please send a message if you spot anything that looks wrong.

There have been some instances of the data from OWID being different from the official figures from certain countries (especially for vaccine uptake). This tends to be because OWID uses different population figures. 

As we move closer to the end of the pandemic, the international data is becoming increasingly unreliable due to many countries cutting back on their reporting of covid data. Please be aware of this when making comparisons between countries.

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. If there are any large issues for the day, I’ll put a little heading banner at the top of the page just to make people aware of it. 

The local authority/regional figures will rarely ever sum up to match the national total. This is a result of missing location data, and numbers constantly being adjusted. This is especially true for figures in England at a regional/local level.

If you are confused about something, please let me know! It may be an error on my end, and if not, I’d be more than happy to help explain it.

Sources
Most of the charts on this page will have their source linked directly underneath them. But still, here is a list of all the main sources used on this page:

UK Gov Dashboard – Nearly all of the data comes from here. If it isn’t mentioned elsewhere below, then it will come from here.

Our World In Data – Any international, non-UK data, will come from here. 

ONS Weekly Death Report – Most of the death data comes from here. Additional data is available for Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland (NISRA).

ONS Infection Survey – The data here is used for the ‘Percentage Currently With Covid-19’ figure in the comparison trends chart.

ONS Population Estimate – Population estimates for the UK, and also all of the extra stuff included in the detailed table on the local page (land size, population density, median age, etc).

I think that covers all of it! Many of the figures on the page aren’t included in these sources, as I just work it out myself (stuff like the percentage change from last week). But if you need help finding anything else, just send me a message I’d be happy to help!

Data Definitions
As just about all of the data on this page comes from the official UK Gov Dashboard, I would recommend looking at their metrics definition page here to see exactly what is included in each metric for each nation.

Additionally, on most charts you can click the header, and a drop down will appear that gives some more specific information about what it shows.

Below are some of the frequently requested additions for the page, with an explanation as to why they are not currently available:

R Number
The R numbers were on this page before, however, they were removed at the start of 2022. The reason for this is that the ‘latest’ R number released lags behind 2-3 weeks. So we could have been in a situation where cases were rising rapidly, yet the R number was still sitting at 0.8 – 0.9, reflecting the situation a few weeks before.

It wasn’t very useful in that regard, and was actually quite misleading too. The R number is still released once a week though (each Friday). To view the latest figures, try looking here: England / Scotland / Wales / Northern Ireland

Cases / Hospital Admissions / Deaths by Vaccination Status
Unfortunately this data is very complex and difficult to display properly, so I have not added it to my page. There is also no UK wide data being published on this.

My best recommendation would be to look at this weekly report from the UKHSA, which shows figures of that sort for England.

Deaths by Pre Existing Condition
There doesn’t seem to be too much data released about this, so I can’t really add anything to the page for it. Especially not at a UK wide level.

Positivity Rates
While each nation releases similar case/death/vaccination figures, they do not release similar testing or positivity rate figures. It is not possible to work out a UK wide positivity rate, or even make equal comparisons between the four nations, as each nation uses different methodology and releases their data in different ways.

Vaccination Uptake by Age
I used to have some figures showing this on the page, but there isn’t any single source for it, so collecting all the data was a bit too time-consuming. You can view vaccination uptake figures for each nation individually here: England / Scotland / Wales / Northern Ireland

Please note that each nation is using different population figures, so comparisons between the four of them won’t be equal.

Vaccinations by Local Authority
Adding this would be quite a lot of work, and the data isn’t available in the same format across the UK, so it isn’t really possible to do anyways. But you can see local figures for each nation here: England / Scotland / Wales / Northern Ireland

I aim to update this page every Thursday for 8pm. Although unfortunately, this isn’t always possible due to data not being released on time, or something else in my life taking priority.

But it is updated by 8pm or shortly after most of the time! If a delay or more than 10-15 minutes is expected, I will put out a tweet to let people know.

On public holidays, the amount of data being released can vary, so the page will only be partially updated, or potentially not updated at all. I’ll include a header banner on this page to let people know when/if that is occurring.

I update this page on Thursday, however, the actual data is released throughout the week. The latest Scottish data is released on Wednesday, and the rest of the UKs data is released on Thursday. The additional death data from the ONS is released each Tuesday, and then the ONS Infection Survey figures are released each Friday. For simplicity, I try to compile all of the above into my Thursday update (and then update the ONS infection survey figures separately the following day on Friday).

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Disclaimer

The data on this page is 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 on 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 who does not value his free time.