UK
Coronavirus Tracker

UK Coronavirus Tracker

Last Updated: 6th December

Page is updated by 6pm daily. Follow me on Twitter for any updates!

Page is updated by 6pm daily.
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Cases

10,515,239

+51,459

Deaths

145,646

+41

In Hospital

7,243

+101

In ICU/Ventilation

884

-10

This chart shows the number of new cases and deaths reported each day throughout the UK. The dotted lines also show the moving 7 day average of each. You can deselect 'New Cases' by clicking on it, which will make it easier to see the death figures.

 

A new case is someone who has tested positive for the virus on a PCR test (entire UK), or has tested positive for it on a Lateral Flow Test (England only). A new death is someone who has died from any cause within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.

This table shows the total number of cases/deaths for each nation since the beginning of the pandemic, how many new ones were reported today, and also what the 12 week trend of each metric is. If you are on mobile and cannot see all of the figures, then you can scroll to the right on the table.

 

No Welsh data is released on Saturday. This missing data is then included in the figures on Monday, so the figures for this day will include two days worth of figures, and will therefore appear higher than reality. 

 

The 12 week trend is based on specimen date / date of death, with the most recent week (furthest right column) showing the number of new cases found / new deaths occurring in the 7 days ending 5 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then that bar will represent the week up to the 5th of August, and the bars to the left of that will represent each previous week.

Daily Increase by Region

New Cases
New Deaths

Daily Increases

This chart shows the number of new vaccinations reported each day, split by first, second, and third dose (based on reporting date). Third doses include any third doses administered, including both boosters and 'third doses'.

 

Total Coverage

This chart shows what percentage of the UKs total population have had their first, second, and third doses of the vaccine, both in total and in the past week specifically. There is also a fourth bar, which shows the UKs total population split by age range, just for reference. 

Daily Increases
Total Coverage

Vaccinated with First Dose

51,118,266

+21,955

That is 76.2% of the UK,

and 88.9% of everyone over 12!

Vaccinated with Second Dose

46,557,413

+27,166

That is 69.4% of the UK,

and 81.0% of everyone over 12!

Vaccinated with Third Dose

20,580,644

+290,165

That is 30.7% of the UK,

and 35.8% of everyone over 12!

This table shows the percentage of each part of the UK that has had their first, second, and third dose of the vaccine. You can use the toggle at the top to switch between the total population, and the 12+ population.

 

The total population coverage is worked out by dividing all first, second, and third doses administered in each area, by the areas total population. Then the 12+ coverage is worked out by dividing the figures by the areas 12+ population.

 

No third dose data is available for the English regions.

Total Coverage
Over 12 Coverage

This chart shows the running total percentage of each nation's population that has been vaccinated each day. You can use the toggle at the top of the chart to switch between viewing first, second, and third doses. 

 

Northern Ireland occasionally adjusts their figures to remove duplications, which is why its coverage figures sometimes decrease. Also, the figure for Wales will not be updated on Saturdays or Sundays. 

As no UK wide figures on vaccinations by age group are being released, the data on this chart is calculated by adding together the number of first and second doses administered in each age group in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland separately, to come to a UK wide total. These charts will be updated each Tuesday. Second doses data is not available for 12-17 year olds yet. 

 

 

Total Coverage

This chart shows the total number of people in each age group who have had their first and second dose of the vaccine. You can select an age group to see more specific figures for it. 

 

The coverage figures are calculated using the UK wide ONS mid-2020 population estimates. As these estimates aren't completely accurate, and vaccine uptake has been so high, it has resulted in the coverage figures for some age groups going beyond 100%. The true figure for these age groups is likely somewhere in the high 90s. 

 

It is worth noting that most people in the 12-17 age range are not currently allowed to get a second dose.

 

 

Past 7 Days

This chart shows the number of first and second doses which have been administered in each age group over the past 7 days (based on reporting date). You can deselect either 'First Doses' or 'Second Doses', and it will show the figures for the remaining selection more clearly.

Total Coverage
This Week

This chart shows what percentage of each age group in each nation has had both their first and second dose of the vaccine. It will be updated each Tuesday, using the latest data available for each nation.

 

The figures for the number of doses administered in each age group are taken from NHS England, PHS, PHW, and HSCNI. These are then compared to the ONS population estimate for each age group in each nation, to calculate the total coverage in each age group.

 

The official UK and Welsh dashboards do not use the ONS population estimates when calculating age group coverage, therefore the figures here will not match those. There is no way to make a four-nation comparison while using the official dashboard figures, as the population figures shown between the four nations would not be comparable due to the use of different systems.

 

The figures on the official dashboards will likely be more accurate (using the ONS population figures can give unrealistically high uptake figures.. such as 100%). But they just can't really be compared in a chart like this.

 

It is worth noting that most people in the 12-17 age range are not currently allowed to get a second dose.

This chart shows the entire UK population, with each dot representing about 250,000 people. It shows those who have only had their first dose of the vaccine (yellow), those who have only had both doses (green), those who have had their third dose (brown), those who are eligible for the vaccine but have not had any doses (grey), and finally, those who are not currently eligible for the vaccine (pink - all children under the age of 12).

 

You can deselect 'Not Eligible' by clicking on it, and then the chart will just display the vaccination status of the eligible UK population. Third doses include any third doses administered, including both boosters and 'third doses'.

 

It is worth noting that most people in the 12-17 age range are not currently allowed to get a second dose.

This chart shows the total number of new vaccination doses administered in each nation over the past 7 days (first, second, and third doses combined), per 100k population. The figures are based on reporting date, and the figure for Wales will not be updated on Saturdays or Sundays. 

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. This chart will not be updated on Sundays, and the data is a day behind.

 

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. This chart will not be updated on Sundays, and the data is a day behind.

 

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. 

In Hospital
In ICU/Ventilation

The R (Reproduction) number can be thought of as a sort of multiplier for the pandemic. For example, if the R number is 1.5, then every person who catches the virus will spread it on to 1.5 others. So if 100 people catch the virus, they will spread it on to 150 others, and so forth. Meaning that when the R number is above 1, then the pandemic is growing in size.

 

But if the R number is 0.5, then every person who catches the virus will only spread it on to 0.5 others. So if 100 people catch the virus, then they will spread it on to 50 others, and so forth. Meaning that when the R number is below 1, the pandemic is shrinking. So ideally, we want the R number to be below 1!

 

The R number can be complicated to work out, so we are only given an update on it once a week. And rather than an exact figure, we are only told a general range of where the R number likely is. Also, the R number we get told each week reflects the situation we were in 2-3 weeks ago, not the current situation.

 

The R number for Northern Ireland sometimes rounds to two decimal places, such as 0.75 - 0.95. If you see the figures for Northern Ireland in this chart looking funny, then that will probably be why. 

This chart shows the number of new cases, deaths, and vaccinations administered in each nation over the past week, both in total and per 100k population.

 

The case figure here is based on specimen date, and excludes the most recent five days as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then this will show the number of new cases identified in the 7 days up to the 5th of August.

 

The death figure is based on date of death, and excludes the most recent five days as deaths occurring on these days will not all be reported yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then this will show the number of new deaths occurring in the 7 days up to the 5th of August.

 

The vaccination figure is based on reporting date, and simply shows the total number of new vaccinations (first, second, and third doses combined) reported in each nation over the past 7 days.

Cases

This chart shows the weekly case rate in each nation, per 100k population. The case rate here is defined as the number of new cases identified in each nation over the past 7 days, based on specimen date (the day the test was conducted) rather than reporting date (the day the result was reported). The most recent five days are therefore not included, as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the most recent figure will be for people testing positive in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. 

 

 

Deaths

This chart shows the weekly death rate in each nation, per 100k population. The death rate here is defined as the number of new deaths occurring in each nation over the past 7 days, based on the date of death (the day the death occurred) rather than reporting date (the day the death was reported). The most recent five days are therefore not included, as deaths occurring on these days will not all be reported yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the most recent figure will be for deaths occurring in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. 

Cases
Deaths

Cases

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. The most recent five days are not included, as not all tests conducted on these days will have had their results reported yet.

 

You can use the buttons to switch between a view of the past 30 days or 90 days, and use the search bar at the top to view one or more of the age ranges in more detail. 

 

 

Deaths

This chart is based on date of death, and shows the number of new deaths in each English age group over the past 7 days, per 100k population. The most recent five days are not included, as not all deaths which have occurred on these days will have been registered yet.

 

You can use the buttons to switch between a view of the past 30 days or 90 days, and use the search bar at the top to view one or more of the age ranges in more detail. 

Cases

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. The most recent five days are not included, as not all tests conducted on these days will have had their results reported yet.

 

You can use the buttons to switch between a view of the past 30 days or 90 days, and use the search bar at the top to view one or more of the age ranges in more detail. 

 

 

Deaths

This chart is based on date of death, and shows the number of new deaths in each English age group over the past 7 days, per 100k population. The most recent five days are not included, as not all deaths which have occurred on these days will have been registered yet.

 

You can use the buttons to switch between a view of the past 30 days or 90 days, and use the search bar at the top to view one or more of the age ranges in more detail. 

Cases
Deaths
Cases
Deaths

These charts show the number of cases / deaths reported in each age group today, this week, and in total. You can use the drop-down menu to switch between these, and also to switch between the actual figures and per 100k population figures.

 

The 'New This Week' figure is based on specimen date / date of death, and shows the number of new cases identified and the number of new deaths which have occurred in the 7 days up to 5 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number of new cases identified and the number of new deaths which have occurred in the 7 days up to the 5th of August.

 

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

Cases
Deaths

This chart shows the trend of cases, deaths, hospital admissions, and hospital/ICU inpatients 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. Instead, this chart should be used to see how the link between cases and deaths/hospitalizations has changed as a result of the vaccine rollout.

 

The first wave isn't too useful to look at, as we tested so little there. But during the second wave, you can see how the number of people being admitted to hospital and dying from the virus roughly lines up with the number of new cases being identified each day. Then in the third wave, this link between cases and deaths/hospitalizations is still there, but it is a much weaker link. This is the vaccine effect! The number of people getting seriously ill and dying from the virus is now much lower than it was before, because of the vaccines. 

 

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. This chart will be updated each Tuesday.

This chart shows the trend of cases, deaths, hospital admissions, and hospital/ICU inpatients 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. Instead, this chart should be used to see how the link between cases and deaths/hospitalizations has changed as a result of the vaccine rollout.

 

The first wave isn't too useful to look at, as we tested so little there. But during the second wave, you can see how the number of people being admitted to hospital and dying from the virus roughly lines up with the number of new cases being identified each day. Then in the third wave, this link between cases and deaths/hospitalizations is still there, but it is a much weaker link. This is the vaccine effect! The number of people getting seriously ill and dying from the virus is now much lower than it was before, because of the vaccines. 

 

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. This chart will be updated each Tuesday.

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 'new today' figure shows yesterdays daily increase, whereas for the UK it is today's increase. And 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.

 

 

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. The trend figures will be updated each Sunday.

 

 

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, the daily increase, and the weekly increase, 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 days, and then will report 10,000 in a day. So if you see a country reporting '0' for a day, or a country reporting a seemingly huge number for a day, then this might not be true to reality. If possible it is best to watch the weekly figures rather than the daily increases.

 

 

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). 

 

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 third doses combined). As it is still relatively new data, the number of countries reporting third/booster dose figures on a regular basis is still quite limited.

 

People / Percent Vaccinated

This section gives an overview of how many people in each area are partially vaccinated, fully vaccinated, have a third/booster dose, and completely unvaccinated. Being partially vaccinated means having had one dose of a two dose vaccine (such as Pfizer or AstraZeneca), being fully vaccinated means having had both doses, or having had one dose of a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson, and being booster vaccinated means having had an additional dose after being fully vaccinated. The number of countries reporting booster dose data is still quite limited. Also, the reason Gilbraltar is over 100% is that they have vaccinated a large number of non-residents.

 

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 figures for the UK and four nations are based on specimen date, and show the number of new cases and deaths in the 7 days up to 5 days before today. So for example, if today is the 10th of August, they will show the number number of new cases and deaths in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. The international figures just show how many new cases and deaths were reported in each country over the past 7 days.

 

This means the timescales shown will differ a little between the UK and international data, but they should still be close enough to compare figures. However, 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.

 

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.

Cases
Deaths

These two charts show the trend of new cases and deaths in each country / region over the past 7 days, per 100k population. The figures for the UK and four nations are based on specimen date, and show the number of new cases and deaths in the 7 days up to 5 days before today. So for example, if today is the 10th of August, they will show the number number of new cases and deaths in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. The international figures just show how many new cases and deaths were reported in each country over the past 7 days.

 

This means the timescales shown will differ a little between the UK and international data, but they should still be close enough to compare recent trends. However, 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.

 

You can use the buttons at the top of the chart to switch between a 90 day and 30 day view, and use the search bar to show up to 6 countries (you can also display figures for each continent, the EU, and the world).

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 figures for the UK and four nations are based on specimen date, and show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to 5 days before today. So for example, if today is the 10th of August, they will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. The international figures just show how many new cases were reported in each country over the past 7 days. This means that the timescales shown will differ a little between the UK and international data, but they should still be close enough to compare figures. However, caution should be taken when making comparisons, as different countries test for the virus at different levels.

 

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.

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 figures for the UK and four nations are based on specimen date, and show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to 5 days before today. So for example, if today is the 10th of August, they will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 5th of August. The international figures just show how many new cases were reported in each country over the past 7 days. This means that the timescales shown will differ a little between the UK and international data, but they should still be close enough to compare figures. However, caution should be taken when making comparisons, as different countries test for the virus at different levels.

 

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.

This table gives a brief overview of the entire pandemic in each country, showing how many new cases and deaths have been reported each week since March 2020.

 

The figures are not per capita, so the countries are not comparable with one another. This is just to show if cases and deaths are currently rising or falling in each country, and how their current situation compares to their situation earlier in the pandemic. The label shows the number of new cases and deaths in the latest week specifically.

 

You can use the search bar to find one or more specific countries, and also to filter by continent. You can also search for 'G7', 'G20', and 'European Union' to show countries in those groups only. This table will be updated once a week on Sunday.

Percent Fully Vaccinated

This map shows the total percentage of each country that is fully vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine. You can hover over/select a country to see more information (including the percentage that is partially / booster vaccinated), or zoom into the map to see specific figures as labels. 

 

Being partially vaccinated means having had one dose of a two dose vaccine (such as Pfizer or AstraZeneca), being fully vaccinated means having had both doses, or having had one dose of a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson, and being booster vaccinated means having had an additional dose after being fully vaccinated. Just be aware that not all countries are reporting this data on a regular basis yet, and especially that not all countries are reporting third/booster dose data yet.

 

Also, not all countries are displayed on the map.

 

 

Weekly Rates

This chart shows the number of new vaccine doses administered in each country over the past 7 days, per 100 population.

 

You can use the buttons at the top of the chart to switch between a 90 day and 30 day view, and use the search bar to show up to 6 countries (you can also display figures for each continent, the EU, and the world). Just be aware that not all countries are reporting this data on a regular basis yet, and especially that not all countries are reporting third/booster dose data yet. When a country does add in their third/booster dose data, it will probably cause a strange-looking sharp spike in the figures. 

Percent Fully Vaccinated
Weekly Rates

This table shows what percentage of each countries total population is partially, fully, and booster vaccinated with a Covid-19 Vaccine. Being partially vaccinated means having had one dose of a two dose vaccine (such as Pfizer or AstraZeneca), being fully vaccinated means having had both doses, or having had one dose of a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson, and being booster vaccinated means having had an additional dose after being fully vaccinated.

 

Just be aware that not all countries are reporting third/booster dose data yet.

 

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.

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

 

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

 

Just be aware that not all countries are reporting third/booster dose data yet. 

 

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F.A.Q

Me! I’m John, a 26-year-old student and Cat lover 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]. I will respond when I can, but I’m pretty busy right now and get a lot of emails, so replies may take a while!

Loads! Here are some of them:

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)

Covidvax.live – Worldwide vaccine tracker in real-time

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

Yeah! I routinely 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!

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, with covid-specific deaths by the alternative death count included. 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

ScotGov – Daily headline figures on cases, deaths, testing, hospital occupancy, and vaccinations 

PHS Dashboard – Daily figures going into the above in more detail, including local figures, demographics, and detailed vaccination figures 

NRS Weekly Death Report – A weekly report looking at deaths by an alternative death count. Also includes extra information, like excess deaths, location of death, more detailed ages 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 looking at a whole range of things, including lateral flow tests, cases in children, contact tracing, quarantining stats, lateral flow tests, community testing, and cases by profession.

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 Weekly R Number – 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. 

 

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 by an alternative death count, 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 daily.  

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 also record deaths differently. 

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 international data lags a day behind.
  • The 7 day rates for the international data is 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 are reporting vaccination data consistently yet, so you may see some funny figures with them. Like a country having no change for weeks, then a huge jump one day. This is especially true for third/booster doses, where a lot of countries aren’t reporting at all yet.
  • 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. There is a ton of data in there, so apologies if any issues pop up! It is a lot for me to manually check each day. But please send a message if you spot anything that looks wrong.

Here are some general notes about the vaccination data on the UK Coronavirus Tracker pages.

Firstly, no vaccination data is available for any of the Northern Ireland local authorities (there is some local data here, just not at a local authority level), and the data for the Welsh local authorities is only updated once a week on Thursday.

Secondly, the population figures used to calculate vaccination coverage on this page are based on the ONS population estimates here. On the official UK government dashboard, the population figures used for the English regions and local authorities are from the National Immunisation Management Service Database, so the coverage figures there may be a little different than the ones on here. I am using the ONS figures for the English areas to allow for consistency and fair comparisons to be made between the English and Scottish regions. A similar thing is going on with the Welsh figures.

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. 

I’ll also list a few common ‘errors’ people spot below. But if you see something else, feel free to let me know! It could be an error I’ve not spotted, or it could just be a silly typo. 

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, which normally do not even come close to matching the national figure. 

The 7-day increases on this page are based on specimen date, and exclude the 5 most recent days. On the Scotland page they’re also based on specimen date, but only exclude the 3 most recent days, so the 7-day figures won’t match up between the two pages. This is done to keep in line with the official figures being released from both PHS and the UK Gov. The exception to this is with the vaccination data, which is based on reporting date. 

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. 

UK Gov R Number – The current R numbers for England, and all English regions. Also, here are the separate sources for Scotland // Northern Ireland

ONS Weekly Death Report – All of the UK wide, English, and Welsh data on the additional death page. Also, here are the separate additional death sources for Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland (NISRA)

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! A lot 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!

I aim to update this page every day, for around 6pm. 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 6pm or shortly after most days! If a delay of 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.

 

But in general, here are the main things to be aware of each day: 

Monday: The hospital data is updated again, and the Welsh data includes two days worth of figures

Tuesday: The additional death data page is updated. I sometimes make a Twitter thread covering all the weeks data

Wednesday: Updated as normal

Thursday: Updated as normal

Friday: The R numbers are updated

Saturday: No Welsh data is updated

Sunday: No hospital data is updated

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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.